Bunk beds–a still underestimated risk for accidents in childhood?

Bunk beds – a still underestimated risk for accidents in

A retrospective analysis of 218 bunk-bed accidents and a random sample survey with 991 family interviews were performed in order to establish guidelines for bunk-bed accident prevention. Falls from the top bed during sleep (35.1%) or while playing (34.4%) and falling off the ladder (23.2%) are the leading causes of bunk-bed accidents.

Bunk beds – A still underestimated risk for accidents in

A retrospective analysis of 218 bunk-bed accidents and a random sample survey with 991 family interviews were performed in order to establish guidelines for bunk-bed accident prevention.

[PDF]

Bunk beds – a still underestimated risk for accidents in

Bunk beds – a still underestimated risk for accidents in childhood? Received: 7 September 1999 and in revised form: 15 December 1999 /Accepted: 15 December 1999 Abstract A retrospective analysis of 218 bunk-bed accidents and a random sample survey with 991 family interviews were performed in order to establish guidelines for bunk-bed accident prevention.

Bunk versus conventional beds: a – PubMed Central (PMC)

Out of bed fall injuries, 10.5% are from bunk beds, 10.4% from cribs, 3.1% from cots, and 76.0% from other conventional beds. Falls from the bed ladder accounted for 8% of all bunk bed injuries. Boys are at higher risk for falls from beds but there is no evidence that the proportion is different depending on the type of bed used.

Bunk bed-related injuries sustained by young children

The percentage of all bunk bed-related injuries where the child was injured in a fall from the top bunk was 25.2% (95% CI 20.0 to 31.1), or 6 900 children annually. The percentage of children injured in falls from the top bunk was similar across ages—for example, 26.2% of children aged 1 year seen for a bunk bed-related injury reported falling off the top bunk compared with 25% of children aged 9 years.

Bunk Bed Safety Guard Rails | Products & Suppliers

Bunk beds – a still underestimated risk for accidents in childhood? Some product safety standards therefore recommend avoiding gaps between the guard – rail and bed -frame and in the head and foot boards on the top bunk to avoid entrapment hazards [10, 14].

Bunk versus conventional beds: a comparative assessment of

Bunk beds—a still underestimated risk for accidents in childhood? Eur J Pediatr 2000; 159: 440 –3.

Bunk bed-related injuries sustained by young children

Given the estimated 13–17 years of useful life for bunk beds, 8 parents should be wary about purchasing used bunk beds manufactured before 2001. Purchased bunk beds should not be changed so as to negate safety standards and homemade bunk beds or lofts should follow standards as well.

Falls from Beds | Clinical Updates | Mayerson Center

Mayr JM, Seebacher U, et al. Bunk beds – a still underestimated risk for accidents in childhood? Eur J Pediatrics 2000; 159:440-3. Methods: This study retrospectively looked at 218 children aged 1 to 15 involved in non-fatal falls from bunk beds in Australia between the years 1990 and 1999

Fall from loft bed is a frequent mechanism of injury in

5. Mayr JM, Seebacher U, Lawrenz K, et al. Bunk beds—a still underestimated risk for accidents in childhood? Eur J Pediatr 2000;159:440–3. 6. Belechri M, Petridou E, Trichopoulos D Bunk versus conventional beds: a comparative assessment of fall injury risk. J Epidemiol Community Health 2002;56:413–417. 7.

Bunk versus conventional beds: a comparative assessment of

Conclusions: Falls from bunk beds represent a non-negligible childhood injury risk. A sizeable fraction can be avoided with simple design modifications of the product, such as use of side rails in the upper bed or removal of the bed ladder when not in use.

Published in: Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health · 2002Authors: Maria Belechri · Eleni Petridou · Dimitrios TrichopoulosAffiliation: National and Kapodistrian University of AthensAbout: Human factors and ergonomics · Risk factor · Public health · Epidemiology · Multivaria…

Pediatric Lisfranc injury: ‘Bunk bed’ fracture – ResearchGate

Pediatric Lisfranc injury: ‘Bunk bed’ fracture. 4 Many children can be treated nonsurgically with closed reduction and casting, Bunk beds – A still underestimated risk for accidents in

Injuries associated with bunk beds that occur in jail

Five major mechanisms were identified: 1) falling out of the bunk bed, 2) jumping in some manner on the bunk bed, 3) striking/hitting the bunking bed, 4) getting onto the bunk bed, or 5) getting off the bunk bed.

[PDF]

BUNK BEDS AND CEILING FANS IN RENTAL …

BUNK BEDS AND CEILING FANS IN RENTAL ACCOMMODATION Jeff Wilks 1. Department of Justice and Attorney-General. Rest easy, bunk bed safety. A compliance guide to bunk bed safety for short-term rental accommodation. Brisbane: Office of Fair Trading. 2. Lock, J. Inquest into the death of Elise Susannah Neville, Coroner’s Court, Brisbane, 12 September 2008.

11 Conditions Mistaken For Child Abuse – SlideShare

Mayr JM, Seebacher U, Lawrenz K, et al. Bunk beds—a still underestimated risk for accidents in childhood? Eur J 1. Yeatman GW, Shaw C, Barlow MJ, Bartlett G. Pseudo- Pediatr. 2000;159:440–443 battering in Vietnamese children.