WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT?
These products are accessories to the Bed Side Helper (sold separately), which is a product used to help people hold onto something when getting in and out of bed. The Alarm Pad can be added to the Bed Side Helper to alert the carer and the patient that they are leaning against the Helper, or if they knock it in the event of a seizure. Another use is for patients to tell a carer that they need assistance, if they are not able to operate a nurse call pager.
There are two options with regard to the Alarm alerting Carers:
- Sounding Alarm Box – An Alarm Box which makes a sound
- Nurse Call Plug – This plugs into the nurse call system and sets off the Carers’ pagers
The Sounding Alarm Box has variable volumes. The Nurse Call version plugs into the nurse call system and comes with a double adapter. This allows for a normal nurse call button to still be used in conjunction with the alarm. Both options come with a 16′ cable. Also available is a 32′ Extension Cord. Extension cords can be linked together so that the alarm box can be placed virtually anywhere. Most facilities keep the alarm box in the corridor, but some have wired it through the ceiling, across other rooms to the nurses’ station.
If there are two Bed Side Helpers being used together on one side of the bed, or on opposite sides, then two Alarm Pads can be joined together using a Y-Connector so that they can plug into a single Touch Alarm Box or Nurse Call Plug. More Alarm Pads can be connected as required by using multiple Y-Connectors plugged in to each other.
WHO IS THIS PRODUCT SUITABLE FOR?
This accessory products is suitable for people who use the Pelican Bed Side Helper.
BRIEF INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE
Remove the Cover from the Bed Side Helper. Slide the Alarm Pad into the Cover, making sure the Hook Tape on the Alarm Pad is facing the correct way up to attach to the Loop Tape. Once the Alarm Pad is in position inside the Cover, ensure that it is completely flat and that none of the corners are folded over. Press the Hook & Loop Tape together to fix the Alarm Pad in place, then slide the Cover back onto the Bed Side Helper.
Ensure the cable is knotted through the satin ribbon that is sewn to the Alarm Pad, and also knotted at the plastic connectors, so that if anyone pulls on the cable it will not detach from the Alarm Pad. We recommend any surplus cable is tucked under the mattress so that the Patient does not pull on it. On adjustable beds, ensure the cables do not get caught in the mechanism.
If the Alarm is activating too easily or there are false alarms, try moving the Bed Side Helper 1-2cm away from the edge. An Alarm Pad used near the legs may not trigger if the Patient only touches it gently.
WHAT IS THIS PRODUCT MADE FROM?
Foam, electrical components.
Consult your medical Therapist before using to ensure this product is suitable for the patient. Pelican cannot accept responsibility if a patient is harmed when using the Bed Side Helper.
Patients may still get out of bed without sounding the Alarm. If getting out of bed is a problem, we suggest using a Stand Up Floor Alarm or Stand Up Floor Lino Alarm.