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Professional care settings place an enormous emphasis on fall management and patient entrapment. Government protocols are very strict on falls, injuries and entrapment occurrences, and to ensure these are kept to a minimum, it is the duty of care professionals to ensure they are purchasing the right products to keep their patients as safe as possible. Anti-entrapment and fall management aids provide an additional barrier of safety and dramatically reduce the occurrence of serious injury.
As part of our fall management range, we provide a great selection of crash mats which use a high-density material – it lowers the risk of potential serious injury if a patient does suffer a fall. Another effective fall management aid is fall prevention devices. They are used in the majority of care homes as they notify nurses and carers when a patient has taken a fall. It ultimately reduces increases the recovery time for the patient when they are found early on in an accident.
The anti-entrapment range features various bed rail bumpers to use as patient protection against bed side rails. With a padded barrier and anti-entrapment properties, it increases the safety and well-being of patients and users when they are in bed. Bed bumpers can also be used for the same purpose and as additional protection.
Many elderly patients and users will suffer from a few falls in their lifetime, which is why it’s crucial to have the most up to date, suitable fall management and anti-entrapment equipment available to reduce injuries. Additionally, to increase user comfort in bed, the right hospital bed and bed wedges can help achieve this. Be sure to browse our range in full today for more information.
Did You Know: Falls in hospitals are a common and serious problem estimated to cost the NHS more than £2.3 billion per year. About 30% of people 65 years of age or older have a fall each year, increasing to 50% in people 80 years of age or older. Bed rails, also known as side rails or cot sides, are commonly used in care homes and at home to reduce the risk of patient falls from beds. They can be an effective tool in the prevention of falls when used with the right bed, in the right way, for the right resident.
Badly fitted bed rails have caused asphyxiation and even death, where a resident’s neck, chest or limbs have become trapped in gaps between the bed rails, or between the bed rail and the bed, headboard or mattress. Other risks include rolling over the top of the rail, climbing over the rail, climbing over the foot board, violently shaking and dislodging rails and forceful contact with bed-rail parts.
Our fall management and anti-entrapment products can aid in preventing the serious consequences of falls or patient entrapment either in a care setting or a patients own home.