Careful Design Reduces Risk of Falls

Posted by Janet Voigt on Mon, Apr 26, 2021 @ 10:26 AM

Among the many risks healthcare administrators have to deal with, the risk of patient falls can be one of the most damaging to the organization. Falls, and the injuries they cause, are a major contributor to an epidemic of medical errors that cost the U.S. healthcare system anywhere from $17 billion to $29 billion a year. But here's some promising news: Many patient falls are preventable, if you pay attention to sound design for your facility's furniture.

Reducing patient falls is the second goal in The Center for Health Design's checklist for evidence-based design. Features in the patient environment account for up to 15% of falls, so you can make a big difference when you buy furniture that makes it easier for patients to move from a standing to sitting position and back again.

Chair seat height, foot position, and use of armrests all are important in easing patient movement and minimizing the risk of accidents. Seat height should be adjustable where possible. Chairs should leave space for patients to adjust their foot position comfortably. Furniture should have no sharp or hard edges that could injure a patient who trips or falls.

At Furniture Concepts we are proud to work with facilities that put safety first, and our products reflect their mission. Our heavy-use seating features firm cushions that ease patient movement. Our pieces are extremely tough, able to withstand heavy amounts of weight without tipping over. We design our products to work for patients of all ability levels, maximizing their comfort, safety and independence.

Your organization can successfully avoid many of the problems that contribute to falls, which continue to be the leading adverse incident reported in hospitals. Let us partner with you to promote a culture of safety in your organization. We will work with you to create a safe environment that gives your staff, patients and families greater peace of mind.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, Group Furniture Buying Advice, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Limited Mobility Furniture, Health Care, Furniture for Seniors, safe furniture, risk management

Managing Risks: Caring for your Caregivers

Posted by Karyl Walker on Fri, Jan 29, 2021 @ 02:24 PM

Managing risk in a healthcare setting becomes a complex task, requiring organizations to consider both the overtly unsafe act and the hidden danger in the environment. Each facility will have its own risk profile based on the characteristics of its physical space, workforce, and populations served. This is why it's so important to have access to tailored solutions that can correct any shortcomings in a facility's furniture and equipment.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, durable furniture, Contract Furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, heavy duty furniture, Health Care, Furniture for Seniors, safe furniture, risk management

Ligature-Resistant Furniture Meets Patient, Accreditor Requirements

Posted by Karyl Walker on Tue, Sep 29, 2020 @ 03:10 PM

A patient's decision to enter a treatment facility comes with a great deal of anxiety for patient and family alike. One of the most important ways you can reassure these individuals is by demonstrating you have taken every step to create a safe healing environment. Ligature-resistant furniture becomes a must in this effort.

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Topics: molded plastic Furniture, Adolescent Treatment Centers, anti-contraband furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, Health Care, Sober Living Furniture, Furniture for Treament Centers, Treatment centers, anti-ligature furniture, high-Risk Environments, ligature-Resistant Furniture, safe furniture

Ligature-Resistant Furniture = Greater Peace of Mind

Posted by Karyl Walker on Sat, Feb 29, 2020 @ 04:16 PM

Perhaps the most heartbreaking and tragic situation that can take place in a treatment center is patient suicide. And while it is just not possible to prevent every attempt at self-harm, progress toward minimizing these acts is being made. One important factor in the fight against self-harm is to use ligature-resistant furniture.

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Topics: Health Care Furniture, anti-contraband furniture, Behavioral Healthcare Furniture, heavy use furniture, heavy duty furniture, high-Risk Environments, ligature-Resistant Furniture, safe furniture

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