Essential Falls Management Series: Guide to Bed Safety


Guide to Bed Safety

By Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D.

ISBN 978-1-932529-28-9
Format: CD-ROM
© 2006

Bed safety is a critical component of an effective falls management program—30% to 50% of all falls occur in the bedroom. This CD-ROM will assist in training staff to understand the fall risks associated with beds and bed transfers and to effectively use strategies for increasing bed safety.

Based on the work of experienced falls specialist Rein Tideiksaar, this comprehensive CD-ROM includes:

  • a PowerPoint presentation for staff training
  • fall prevention program guidelines
  • a bed safety checklist
  • bed safety protocols
  • guidelines for the use of bed side rails
  • information on purchasing and using bed alarms
  • patient consent forms
  • an educational handout for staff and families
  • and more

All forms and guidelines are included in printable PDF format.


  • A Practical Guide to Bed Safety

PowerPoint Training Presentation

  • Bed Safety: Avoiding Falls and Injury

PDF Documents

  • Bed Safety Overview
  • Bed System Entrapment Guideline
  • Performance-Oriented Bed Mobility Screen
  • Bed Safety Checklist
  • Bed Safety Protocol
  • Sitter Guidelines
  • Patient Education Plan
  • Side Rail Guidelines
  • Bed Alarm Criteria
  • Bed Alarm Purchase Guidelines
  • Bed Safety Consent Form
  • Bed Safety: Steps to Success
  • Bed Safety: Audit Guidelines
  • Fall Prevention Program Guidelines
  • Components of a Successful Fall Prevention Program

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Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D., is President of FallPrevent, LLC, a company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services in connection with fall prevention in the elderly. Dr. Tideiksaar has been active in the area of fall prevention for more than fifteen years. He has directed numerous research projects on falls and has developed fall prevention programs in community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility settings. Dr. Tideiksaar has written numerous articles and book chapters on falls and related topics. He is the author of Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management, Fourth Edition (Health Professions Press). In addition to three previous editions of this professional resource, he is the author of Falling in Old Age: Its Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition (Springer Publishing Company, 1997).

From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Tideiksaar was the Senior Vice President of Fall Prevention and Injury Reduction Systems, ElderCare Companies, Inc., Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Prior to 2000, he was Director of Geriatric Educational and Clinical Programs and Director of the Falls and Immobility Program, Department of Geriatrics, Southwest Medical Associates, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also served as Director of Geriatric Care Coordination, Sierra Health Services, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada, and Director of the Falls and Immobility Program, Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York.

Dr. Tideiksaar obtained a doctorate from Columbia Pacific University and a physician assistant certification from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Tideiksaar completed his geriatric training at the Parker Jewish Geriatric Institute, New Hyde Park, New York.


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This CD-ROM is part of the Complete Falls Management Library, which includes the essential guide Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management, Fourth Edition as well as 8 CD-ROMs that cover a broad range of falls-related topics, including bed safety, post-fall evaluation, restraint reduction, and more. Each CD-ROM includes PowerPoint presentations for targeted staff training and relevant assessment forms, checklists, and guidelines in printable PDF format.

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