FITLEGS™ AES (anti-embolism stockings) help to prevent the formation of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in the legs by applying clinically proven graduated compression.* FITLEGS™ AES are designed to be simple to fit and apply, which reduces sizing errors and nursing time. G&N has developed an effective grip sole and applied it to our leading brand FITLEGS™ to create a complementary range of anti-embolism stockings, which assists hospitals in reducing the number of patients experiencing trips and falls.
Slips, trips and falls cost the NHS an estimated £2.3 billion a year** – a single fractured hip can cost the NHS as much as £4,603 and even “no harm” incidents are estimated to cost £41 per fall.***
*Independent Sigel Certification. Data on File.
*Sigel B., et al. Type of Compression for reducing Venous Stasis. Archives of Surgery. February 1975. Vol 110: 171-175.
**NICE. (2013). Falls in older people: assessing risk and prevention. Available: https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg161/documents/action-needed-to-reduce-hospital-falls-a-one-size-fits-all-approach-will-not-work-warns-nice
***National Patient Safety Observatory, (2007). Slips, trips and falls in Hospital, NPSA.