Trapeze Bar

Document created by kbass Employee on Dec 28, 2016Last modified by Mary Aycock on Jan 3, 2017
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A trapeze bar is intended to provide the patient with a means of self help to change position in bed.Trapeze Bar


Both patient and caregivers should give careful consideration to the adjustment of the grab bar position. This will prevent the need to loosen the clamps to readjust the trapeze bar later.


When the head of the bed is elevated or when the caregiver is working with the patient in bed, the triangular grab bar can be placed out of the way by hooking it over the upper end of the offset bar and sliding it back toward the head of the bed.


Additional notes for special models

If your trapeze bar is installed on a floor stand (free standing), rather than being installed directly onto the head of the bed, you should be aware that it is not secured to the bed and may shift if pulled horizontally instead of vertically.


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