Firm Safety Perimeter
Forté Firm Safety Perimeter
A Firm Safety Perimeter is an accessory that can be added to any Forté mattress to improve patient safety by reducing risk of entrapment and providing enhanced mattress stability – especially pediatric patients. This unobtrusive firm perimeter is made from a high-density foam core and has in-built hinges on the sides to allow for the mattress to easily conform to varied bed positions and without causing foam fatigue. Standard Thickness: 75mm.
SUBTLE PATIENT RESTRAINT
- Manufactured with quality foam which conforms to patient transfer and primary care whilst maintaining its profile.
- Unobtrusive and does not impede primary patient care or general bedside nursing duties.
- Comfortable and protective
- Provides a non-restraining and secure feeling
- Encourages independent repositioning and exits from the bed
- Prevents risk of entrapment and falls
ENCOURAGES CENTRAL PATIENT POSITIONING
- Prevents patients rolling or falling off the mattress and reduces risk of entrapment for restless and agitated or pediatric patients
- Central patient positioning ensures full therapeutic function of the mattress
AVAILABLE WITH ANY FORTÉ MATTRESS AND COVER
- Must be purchased in conjunction with a Forté mattress
- Learn more about our range of mattresses
About Firm Safety Perimeters
Strengthened Transfer Sides
The term “entrapment” describes an event in which a patient/resident is caught, trapped, or entangled in the space in or about the bed rail, mattress, or hospital bed frame. Patient entrapments may result in deaths and serious injuries. Patients at the highest risk for entrapment are older or frail adults and those who have conditions such as agitation, delirium, confusion, pain, uncontrolled body movement, hypoxia, faecal impaction, or acute urinary retention. These conditions make them likely to move about in the bed or to try and get out of it.
There are typically seven zones of entrapment: within the rail, under the rail (sides and/or ends, between the rail and the mattress, Between split bed rails, between the end of the rail and the side edge of the head or foot board, between the head or foot board and the mattress end.
The space between the inside surface of the rail or foot/head boards and the mattress can compress by the weight of a patient’s head or body part, or if there is any shift of the mattress, or rail looseness.
A firm foam perimeter prevents entrapment between the rail and mattress as well as between head/foot board and mattress. It is also very important to ensure the mattress fits the bed surface perfectly to prevent any risk of mattress shifting. Contact Forté today if you need a mattress customised to suit a specific bed platform.
IMPORTANCE OF PATIENT SAFETY
According to the World Health Organisation, Patient Safety is a health care discipline that emerged with the evolving complexity in health care systems and the resulting rise of patient harm in health care facilities. It aims to prevent and reduce risks, errors and harm that occur to patients during the provision of health care. A cornerstone of the discipline is a continuous improvement based on learning from errors and adverse events.
The occurrence of adverse events due to unsafe care is likely one of the 10 leading causes of death and disability in the world. In high-income countries, it is estimated that one in every 10 patients is harmed while receiving hospital care. The harm can be caused by a range of adverse events, with nearly 50% of them being preventable. Each year, 134 million adverse events occur in hospitals in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), due to unsafe care, resulting in 2.6 million deaths.
Globally, as many as 4 in 10 patients are harmed in primary and outpatient health care. Up to 80% of harm is preventable. The most detrimental errors are related to diagnosis, prescription and the use of medicines.
Investments in reducing patient harm can lead to significant financial savings, and more importantly better patient outcomes. An example of prevention is engaging patients, if done well, it can reduce the burden of harm by up to 15%.
VERSATILITY BY BEING AUSTRALIAN MADE
Australian made by Forté Healthcare in Armidale NSW, the Forté products are synonymous with quality, performance, longevity, and functionality and are trusted by leading Hospitals and healthcare professionals to deliver clinical results and positive outcomes.
Each patient has different requirements which mean one mattress is not always effective for all individuals. It also means an off the shelf solution may not suit either. Forté manufactures products to order which means they can be customised in size and configuration to suit a specific individual.
Why is it important to purchase Australian made products?
By purchasing products from Forté you are investing in the future of pressure injury prevention in Australia, creating regional jobs and boosting our economy for the better of everyone. Australian Made for Australian Care.
Firm perimeters are constructed of an ultra-high density foam to reduce the risk of foam compression on the mattress edge, and subsequent user ‘roll-out’ or entrapment.
A firm perimeter provides enhance stability and significantly helps reduce the effort required to transition on or off sleep surface and assists with repositioning and other tasks. Side walls are always important for any users with limited strength.
A firm perimeter also make primary care easier and suit the use of transfer and mobility aids such as slide boards.
Forté side walls have been designed with a unique integrated hinge system to reduce tension & compression in foam when used with a profiling bed. Reducing tension aids overall mattress longevity. The hinge system allows the mattress to easily articulate for the maximum benefit of electronic bed function.
Leveraging clinical expertise, with leading raw material technology and in-house manufacturing capabilities Forté Healthcare ensures optimal outcomes for pressure injury prevention, infection control and patient comfort.
Hear what Health Professionals say About Forté Healthcare Mattresses…
Forté Healthcare has been a pleasure to work with – the team is always easy to talk to and quick to respond to questions, queries and issues. We also had difficulty with a product and a new one was delivered the following business day ensuring participant safety and satisfaction.
We are really happy with the mattresses. Fantastic product especially given the short time frame for supply
Burnett Heads, QLD
You are amazing, it is on site with the client the day after it arrived. Can not thank you enough, really appreciate it. Hope you have a great week, you certainly made mine
Great product and Australian made. Locally owned and run as well as being a team of lovely people.
Customer service is fantastic. Products are of a high quality. A pleasure to deal with Forte.
Excellent company to deal with, quick turnaround. Carol fabulous to work with
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Have I mentioned what a fabulous company Forte is to deal with? It’s rare these days to have such tremendous support.
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Your products are easy to recommend as they are perfect for so many of our clients.
(And it helps that they are made in NSW too)
Sunshine Coast, QLD
Always an efficient and reliable service backed up by the personal, genuine communication.
You guys are amazing! The service and follow up care is next to none. Love working with you guys!
Really helpful team at Forte, prompt with communication, great product knowledge, and they have gone above and beyond to support our purchase experience.
Aged Care Facility
I couldn’t speak highly enough of the team at Forte Healthcare. The team are a pleasure to work with, always professional, prompt and knowledgeable in their responses.
If you’re searching for an Australian made QUALITY medical mattress, look no further than Forte Healthcare, you won’t be disappointed!
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You’re Covered by Forté Healthcare’s ‘Successful Solution Guarantee’
At Forté Healthcare, we are so confident in the care and performance our support surfaces deliver, that we back our products and expertise with our ‘Successful Solution Guarantee’.
Here’s how it works:
Our team of specialists will help you navigate our product range to correctly match our support surfaces with your care environment and patient risk profile. This ensures you achieve the highest levels of patient care and pressure injury prevention.
If, for whatever reason the product we recommend isn’t helping you achieve the outcome you expected, we’ll work with you until it is. And in the unlikely event we still cannot provide the right solution.
We’ll refund you 100% of the charges to date.