FITLEGS™ AES GRIP (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.***
DUOFIT™ Technology provides a two-way stretch for easier application.
Single ankle measurement reduces nursing time when measuring patients.
Improved inspection hole design and placement for superior comfort.
Available in below knee and thigh length.
Four sizes within each length reduces inventory.
Colour coded packaging reduces time identifying correct size.
Darker colour (Teal) improves patient compliance.
Anti-bacterial fabric for odour management.
Effective grip sole reduces slips, trips and falls.
Eliminates the need for extra grip socks to be applied.
*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.
The compression within the garment is highest at the ankle and reduces further up the leg. Pressure forces blood back towards the heart.
FITLEGS™ AES Grip Below Knee
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FITLEGS™ AES Grip Thigh Length
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