When caring for the elderly and disabled, choice of bed and associated systems is critical – sometimes a matter of life or death, in fact. But now, thanks to the specialist capabilities of the Orthodocs Cocoon, there’s a solution that’s adept at fall prevention, protects those you care for, improves the standard of care you can offer and even safeguards your organisation against potentially damaging claims.
What problem does the Orthodocs Cocoon solve?
In every elderly care environment, fall prevention is paramount when putting bedding in place. After all, falls from beds are a significant risk with elderly patients. So the usual answer is to install bed rails – also known as cot sides. And if they’re used correctly, they can be an effective tool.
However, research shows that bed rails can actually introduce other risks that could have catastrophic effects on elderly users.
Chief among these is bed entrapment. This typically happens when a patient’s neck, chest or limbs become trapped in gaps between poorly fitted bed rails, which can cause injury or even death. So a very serious matter, which can cause unimagined hurt to the user, their relatives and care workers. And that’s not to mention the possibility of negligence claims that can be brought against the care provider.
Happily, the Orthodocs Cocoon is designed to tackle this issue head-on – and offer additional benefits at the same time.
Safe, secure and simple
A bed rail protection and evacuation system, the Orthodocs Cocoon features a totally enclosed mattress and bumper combination, making it ideal for hospitals, nursing homes and carers to provide fall prevention, to minimise the possibility of bed-rail entrapment and to assist with the evacuation of the patient whenever the need arises. Soft or rigid foam sides protect your patients from injury as there’s no possibility of becoming trapped between side rails or the bed frame, no matter how they’re raised or lowered.
The system has been designed following significant research into fall prevention and bed entrapment, with flexibility a major strength of the solution. For maximum convenience, it can be used with all bed types and bed-rail systems and can take any mattress type, including air mattresses and mattress combinations. Equally, the side bumpers can be manufactured to suit the required height to allow for fall prevention – standard heights are 12”, 14” and 16”, but you can opt to extend these in 1” increments.
Strength and simplicity are also hallmarks of the Orthodocs Cocoon. Each product has a fire-retardant covering that achieves a minimum of 50-newton tear strength and can be washed at up to 75ºC, while the surface is wiped clean and protected against fungi and bacteria.
In terms of evacuating your patients, the Orthodocs Cocoon makes the task remarkably safe and simple. Because it only takes one person to complete the evacuation, complete units can be cleared in extremely short order – a feature that’s been highly praised by ambulance and other emergency services professionals. What’s more, because the user remains in bed while being evacuated, they remain comfortable and warm, whatever the weather.
The right advice from specialists in elderly care solutions
To help you decide whether the Orthodocs Cocoon is right for you, Premiere Healthcare is on hand. As experts in the provision, installation and ongoing servicing of specialist chairs and beds for elderly and disabled users, we can give you a full guide to the Orthodocs Cocoon, demonstrating its many advantages.
To book find out more, or place an order please contact us online or call us on 0345 521 1819.