Patient falls in the NHS costs the health service £2.3 Billion and over 4 million bed days every single year. A third of people aged 65 and over fall at least once a year and falls are the most common cause of death from injury in over 65's.
Patient falls are the number one precipitating factor for a person losing independence and going into long term care. A first fall can set in motion a downward spiral of fear of falling which, in turn, can lead to more inactivity, loss of strength and a greater risk of further falls.
What can be done to prevent falls in hospitals? Introducing Guardian Sentry, a completely new way of caring for your patients. Guardian Sentry is not an analogue system, using digital technology the system will sense when a patient is beginning to move and will alarm any staff nearby of an impending fall prompt. This means you do not get an alarm when the patient has fallen, like some other systems on the market. The Guardian Sentry system is designed to give you an early warning for an impending fall prompt.
Does this sound too good to be true? Here at Approach Medical we have teamed up with Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and NHS Shared Business Services to provide you with some clinical evidence to show how effective Guardian Sentry is at protecting your patients. Click on the links below to download our data.
Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust EAU Poster
NHS Shared Business Services HSJ Awards poster
If you have any further questions regarding any of our falls prevention products, please feel free to contact one of our product specialists and they will be happy to discuss the solutions we offer!