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Falls Intervention and Risk Management

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Falls Intervention & Risk Management

Falls management can be deceptively difficult, but we’re here to make it easy. It calls for a strong team, effective solutions and dedicated support.

We’re your safety net.

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UP TO AN ESTIMATED
1,000,000
patients

fall in the hospital
each year1

30% to 51%
of hospital falls
result in injury2

There are

11,000
fatal falls

annually3

OVERVIEW

Stand FIRM against falls in four simple steps.

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EVALUATION

We perform a comprehensive evaluation of your falls management initiatives, including data collection, current policies, staff education and facility environment.

2

COLLABORATION

We build your program with you. Our clinical team works with yours to strengthen your falls management program by tailoring Stand FIRM to your needs.

3

IMPLEMENTATION

With clinically validated tools, innovative products and an easy-to-follow program, your clinicians can deliver the highest level of falls management care.

4

RE-EVALUATION

With built-in re-evaluation tools and a dedicated clinical program manager, Stand FIRM is designed to drive cultural change for long-term success.

PRODUCTS

Elevate patient safety.

Falls Management

Falls Risk Recognition

  • Falls Risk Slippers
  • Falls Risk Gowns
  • Falls Risk Kits
Falls Management and Interventions

Targeted Interventions

  • Toileting
    • Commodes, grab bars, urinals
  • Confusion
    • Activity Aprons, fall mats, hipsters
  • Bed Safety
    • Rail protectors, mattress bolsters, Theratech Mattresses
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Safety Essentials

  • Alarms, Pads
  • Gait Belts
  • Hand Protectors, Mitts, Splints
  • Limb Holders
  • Repositioning Belts
  • Safety Vests, Jackets, Wraps

Hood Memorial Hospital Sees Reduction in Falls

“The implementation of the Medline Falls [Management] program was pretty seamless for us. It didn’t require many man-hours from my team’s side because Medline came in and did a thorough evaluation, figured out what we needed, what worked, what didn’t. The program helps to create consistency in what we’re doing.”

~ Fran St. Pierre, RN | Chief Nursing Officer, Hood Memorial Hospital

ONLINE TOOLS

Comprehensive tools at your fingertips.

For full access to our falls management materials, please contact your Medline representative to get started with Stand FIRM.

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Learn how Stand FIRM can help transform your falls management culture by building a strong network of support and education to lower risk.

  • Overview
  • Program Guide

Our complete library of falls management materials teaches staff, patients and visitors what they need to do to keep every patient safe.

  • Assessment Forms
  • Safety Signs
  • Patient Materials
  • Re-evaluation Tools

Stay on the forefront of the latest falls management practices with free CE courses from Medline University. With Stand FIRM, you have access to more than 200 courses accredited by nationally recognized boards and organizations. To learn more, please call 800-216-5954 or contact university@medline.com.

Contact your Medline Clinical Program Manager today to schedule an onsite assessment.

Request a risk free evaluation

References:

  1. Preventing Falls in Hospitals, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality: https://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/hospital/fallpxtoolkit/index.html.
  2. Oliver D, Healey F, Haines TP. Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in hospitals. Clin Geriatr Med 2010;26(4):645-92: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20934615.
  3. ECRI Institute: https://www.ecri.org/components/HRC/Pages/SafSec2.aspx?tab=2.