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 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.


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