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The Importance of Slings in the Manual Handling and Accreditation Process
Resident and Carer safety is pivotal in the Aged Care environment. Although Slings are an optimal and necessary care tool to move and transfer your resident, the size of the sling is often miss-applied, therefore making the purpose completely redundant.
FALLS RISK IN THE ACUTE CARE ENVIRONMENT
Non-slip socks have become a very commonly issued product to patients that are identified as a “falls risk patient.” These are a very useful tool for both assisting in falls prevention, as a patient reminder of their falls risk, and a very simple alert system for staff to be on the lookout “for the man in the red socks!”