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Falls Intervention & Risk Management

Some patients are at risk of falling. The challenge is identifying at-risk patients and keeping them safe, and on their feet. Medline has developed a solution for just that and offers a wide spectrum of quality products and a unique falls management programme to help drive best practices and reduce patient falls.

Strengthen your falls management with smart solutions designed to help elevate patient safety and improve patient care. From falls risk recognition to safety essentials, we have everything you need to empower your team.

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Medline's Stand FIRM Programme

Our Stand FIRM Programme

Are you doing everything you can to protect your patients? The right products are critical to falls protection. But it's a complex issue that also demands additional support. That is why we have developed Stand FIRM (Falls Intervention and Risk Management).

Our Products

Medline Europe currently offers a selective portfolio of products designed to address specific risk factors for falls. Our product offering includes an exclusive range of yellow falls prevention products developed to help you easily introduce visual cueing protocols at your hospital to help reduce the number of patient falls. Products can be mixed and matched to provide the best falls management plan for each patient.

Beyond products

Products are an important part of any falls prevention programme, but we know that products alone will not prevent all falls. That is why Stand FIRM incorporates a number of practical tools and resources to enhance your facility’s existing falls prevention efforts. Best of all, our collaborative approach allows us to help you tailor the programme to best suit your hospital’s specific needs.

Q&A
Q. Why aren’t falls products enough to help protect patients from falls?
A. Products are a complement to the foundation of any falls management programme. They are essential in creating a strong clinical programme that has been proven to help keep patients safe.
Q.We already have a falls management programme. Why change?
A. Stand FIRM was designed to complement and work alongside your existing programme. We want to empower your staff with meaningful products and practical tools in order to provide the highest level of falls management care and create lasting change.
Q. How does Medline continue to support us with Stand FIRM?
A. Stand FIRM is meant to be a long-term collaboration between your facility and Medline. We are continually working to enhance our product offering, collect relevant knowledge and facilitate the sharing of best practices.

Our Falls Prevention Products

Falls Prevention Slipper Socks

  • Our brightly coloured Falls Prevention Slipper Socks help discreetly alert staff about patients who are at risk for falls or who require extra care.
  • The slip-resistant tread fused to the top and bottom provide a continuous grip for extra protection against falls.
  • Sizing is indicated on the slipper’s sole for easy identification by staff.
Medline Falls Prevention Slipper Socks

KareBag Patient Bedside Organiser

Keep a patient’s comfort items right at his or her bedside without adding clutter. Simply attach the KareBag to a patient’s bed, walker or wheelchair to create a neater environment with everything safely within reach.

  • Discreetly identify patients who are at risk of falling with the bag’s yellow colour.
  • Eliminate the need for patients to overreach, helping reduce the risk of falls.
Medline KareBag Patient Bedside Organiser

Falls Prevention Kit

  • Our brightly coloured falls prevention slipper socks help discreetly alert staff to patients who are at risk for falls or who require extra care.
  • The slip-resistant tread fused to the top and bottom provide a continuous grip for extra protection against falls.
  • Sizing is indicated on the slipper’s sole for easy identification by staff.
Medline Falls Prevention Kit

Double-Tread Slipper Socks

  • The slip-resistant tread fused to the top and bottom provide a continuous grip for extra protection against falls.
  • The absorbent terry cloth interior helps keep feet dry and comfortable.
  • A wide range of colour-coded sizes promotes easy identification, including a longer and wider bariatric size and two one-size-fits-most options.
Medline Double-Tread Slipper Socks

Single-Tread Slipper Socks

  • The gripper treads fused to the sole provide traction to help prevent slips and falls.
  • The soft terry cloth interior is cosy and absorbs perspiration.
  • A broad range of color-coded sizes allows for easy identification, including a convenient one-size-fits-most option and two paediatric sizes.
Medline Single-Tread Slipper Socks

Beyond Our Products

As part of our Stand FIRM programme, we offer much more than products. We know that no one product or intervention is the silver bullet in preventing all falls, so we have built a programme to support the most important part of any falls management initiative—your team.

Long-Term Collaboration

handshake iconOur Medline clinical specialists are available to support you as you strengthen your falls management programme. From high-level evaluations to effective implementation of our products, they are your partner in combating falls.

 

Educational Materials

falls prevention educational materialKeep everyone engaged in the fight against falls by providing simple and positive educational materials that promote falls prevention guidelines.

 

Online Knowledge Base

knowledge base falls prevention medlineMedline’s in-depth articles about falls prevention topics provide relevant tools and resources for your staff.
Read our knowledge base article here

 

Sharing of Best Practice

round table iconFacilitating the sharing of best practices, Medline organises regional round tables for our customers who are involved in falls prevention initiatives.
Contact us for more information about the next event




References
1 Falls among Older Adults in the EU-28: Key Facts from the Available Statistics, report, EuroSafe, www.eurosafe.eu.com.
2Active Ageing through Preventing Falls: ‘Falls Prevention Is Everyone’s Business’ - Joint Declaration, report, 2015, www.eunaapa.org.
3The Incidence and Costs of Inpatient Falls in Hospitals July 2017, report, NHS Improvement, https://improvement.nhs.uk.
4ibid.
5’Facts about Falls,’ Profound, http://profound.eu.com.
6’Hip Fracture in Adults NICE Quality Standard,’ National Institute for Health Care Excellence, https://www.nice.org.uk.

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