Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Seven Zones of Entrapment

  1. Within the rail.
  2. Under the rail (between the rail supports or next to a single rail support).
  3. Between the rail and the mattress.
  4. Under the rail at the ends of the rail.
  5. Between split bed rails.
  6. Between the end of the rail and the side edge of the headboard or footboard.
  7. Between the head board or footboard and the mattress end.