September to November 2013
Nurses have an important role to play in preventing falls and harm from falls in residents of residential aged care facilities. A good falls prevention program targets those patients who are identified as being at risk. A range of specific criteria and tools are used to assess patient risk – then appropriate strategies must be put in place to help minimise falls for patients at all levels of risk.
Improve your staff education and knowledge with the September to November 2013 edition of our Medistore Insight publication.
Falls Prevention Bed Options Guide
A basic guide to help determine what are the best options for prevention of falls at the bedside. By determining what each person is most likely to do, carers can determine how they can make the environment as safe as possible. Please note, this document has been developed as a very basic guide only and should not be used to replace the proper assessment of a healthcare professional or be substituted for common sense.
Medistore has a range of beds, bed accessories and bedside related products to help maximum patient and carer safety, such as the Non-Slip Bedside Safety Crash Mat. The non-slip underside of our mats helps to minimise the risk of a resident or nurse/carer slipping should they inadvertently step on the mat. The unique design, however, ensures the mat is still easy for carers to move with their foot, helping to reduce the risk of bending injuries or bed frame collision.
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