NYOrtho Gap Shield


Patients at risk for bed entrapment.


The NYOrtho Gap Shield is an innovative solution designed to reduce the risk of entrapment in beds. It acts as a protective barrier by filling gaps around the perimeter of the mattress, particularly those adjacent to the headboard, footboard, and side-rails.

Entrapment in beds, particularly hospital beds, refers to situations where patients become trapped in gaps or spaces in the bed system. Such entrapments can result in patient harm, including strangulation, asphyxiation, and even death. The risk is especially high among vulnerable populations, such as the elderly and those with limited mobility or cognitive impairments.



  • Mitigates Entrapment Risks: Primarily targets entrapment zones 3 and 7, ensuring enhanced safety.
  • Universal Gap Filling: Eliminates gaps by the headboard, footboard, and side-rails.
  • Prevention: Specifically designed to prevent arm and leg entrapment in the aforementioned zones.
  • Versatile Design: The wedge shape can fill gaps up to three inches.
  • Adaptable Function: Secured to bed rails with straps irrespective of the position of side rails, whether they are raised or lowered.
  • High-Quality Material: Manufactured with a foam body that’s covered in a robust and durable nylon, making it long-lasting.
  • Easy Maintenance: The nylon covering allows for easy cleaning with just a wipe.
  • Safety Compliance: Fully compliant with CA 117-2013 standards, ensuring its reliability.

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Custom Sizes Available

Size Unit Price Model
35" Pair -- 9567-35
42" Each -- 9567-42
70" Each -- 9567-70