It generally gives the earliest warning of when someone is getting out of bed to try to walk.
The Stand Up Floor Alarm is placed on the floor next to the bed. It is normally placed on the side closest to the door or toilet. This is the side people generally get out of bed during the night. Once the patient stands on the mat, the alarm will be activated. When placed correctly, this item should not be a tripping hazard. This is because part of the mat goes under the bed, so when the person steps out of bed, they are putting their feet close to the middle of the mat. The mat measures 136 cm (53.5 inches) in length and is designed to fit between most bed legs. The cord length is 5 m (16 ft).
Patient stand-up alarms can be a very helpful way of monitoring a patient without physical or chemical restraining. They are normally used by people who stand up from a chair or get out of bed and could fall over. Sometimes the patient may be able to walk, but due to dementia and mobility issues, they may put themselves or others in danger. Floor Alarms are the most recommended products in our alarm range for people getting out of bed. This is because they generally give the earliest warning of when someone is getting out of bed. When someone goes to get out of bed, they can have the weight of their feet on the alarm, setting it off before they actually lift their bottom off the bed. If they were using the bed alarm that is placed on top of the mattress, it will not sound until after the patient gets out of bed. Floor alarms can give vital extra time when someone is starting to stand up.
Wipe the cover clean with a mild hospital-grade disinfectant. Allow it to dry before use. The internal contact sheets cannot be cleaned.