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K-Care Bed Pole

Bed Pole

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(1 supplier)

For information contact AT Aust on 1300 452 679

Short Description

A lightweight bed pole made from anodised aluminium tubing. It has a 'U' shaped base to fit under the mattress with two posts on either side of the bed. It can also be reversed and used as a safety rail. Designed to assist in transferring and bed mobility. Available in two sizes for single and double beds.

Additional Info

More Details

* The single bed model is designed to fit a 915mm wide bed
* The Bed Pole placed under the mattress approximately 560mm down from bed head, arms project up at sides of beds to assist with turning, moving in bed
* The bed stick is designed to fit under the mattress on top of the base. It does not interfere with bedmaking
* May be used as a bed rail, with the bed poles inserted under the mattress, and the 'U' shaped base against the edge of the mattress
* Available in white epoxy coated finish

Considerations

In certain circumstances there is an element of risk involved in the use of a device that attaches to the side of a bed such that there is the possibility of entrapment between the device and the mattress. This includes but is not limited to a bed pole (stick), bed rail or bed rail protector. The device may increase the risk of injury or even death to the bed occupant. Entrapment of limbs or body parts may occur with parts of the bed and the device. Some bed occupants may try to climb over a bed rail to get out of bed.

A risk assessment should be undertaken in each circumstance of use. The device should not be used in circumstances where there is a gap between the vertical components and the mattress. Users most at risk include those with physical or cognitive challenges or where the intended user's alertness is affected by medication.

Regular monitoring is recommended, particularly where the user's condition is changing.

Place Of Manufacture

K-Care (WA) Australia

Price Guide

Contact K Care or check their website for local suppliers.

Models And Options

Models

* KA524 single bed
* KA524D double bed

Dimensions

Specification Double Single
Height Unknown Unknown
Length 1000 mm Rail 550 mm Rail
Load Capacity (supplier stated) Unknown Unknown
Weight (kg) Unknown Unknown
Width Unknown 960 mm Between poles

Requirements

Standards

Standards
Some assistive technology needs to meet Australian or other standards. Standards may relate to materials, manufacturing and installation. Products that meet Australian or international standards will have written certification. To find out if a product meets Australian Standards ask the supplier to show you the certificate. For more information about standards also see
http://at-aust.org/home/assistive_technology/standards.html

TGA
Many of the items on the Assistive Technology Australia website are categorised as a Medical Device. Medical devices that are approved for use in Australia have been entered into a national database called the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG), which is maintained by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA). You can ask the supplier for the ARTG number for the device you wish to purchase and search the ARTG for the entry. To access information on the ARTG visit www.tga.gov.au

When buying a medical device it is advisable to only choose a medical device that is recommended by a healthcare professional and has been included on the ARTG.

Suppliers

K Care Healthcare Equipment
Unit 1, 2 Shale Place
Eastern Creek
NSW 2766
Australia
Fax: 1300 784 784
Toll Free: 1300 783 783
Email: customerservice@kcare.com.au
Website: http://www.kcare.com.au

Disclaimer

Whilst all care is taken to provide accurate information with respect to the item described, the Independent Living Centre New South Wales (ILCNSW), operating as Assistive Technology Australia, is not involved in product design or manufacture, and therefore not in a position to guarantee the accuracy of the information provided. Selection of equipment, which is both suitable and appropriate for individual needs remains the responsibility of the person(s) considering requisition, and no responsibility is taken by the ILCNSW (Assistive Technology Australia) for any loss or injury caused through use of the equipment or alleged to have arisen through reliance upon information provided. As information is subject to change any enquiries should be directed to the manufacturer.