Bed Entrapment – DAL #15-05

Karen Morris and Nancy Leveille in Clinical & Quality

On June 19th, DOH posted the attached DAL #15-05 from Shelly Glock, Acting Director of Survey and Surveillance, related to the issue of bed entrapment.  We first brought this issue to the membership’s attention in a Member Mailing-Provider Alert posted on April 6, 2015.  All providers should be using the 2006 FDA guidance located at http://www.fda.gov/RegulatoryInformation/Guidances/ucm072662.htm as part of their ongoing bed safety program to help identify entrapment risks that may exist in any of the 7 zones addressed by the guidance.  We strongly encourage all providers to download a copy of this guidance and review it with appropriate staff to ensure proper ongoing monitoring of this serious issue.

NYSHFA CONTACTS:

Karen Morris, RN, MS
Director, Clinical & Quality Services
518-462-4800 x15

Nancy Leveille, RN, MS
Sr. Director, Member Operational Support
518-462-4800 x20