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Posey TLC: Total Location Coverage


Reduce Fall Risk with Multi-Location Posey® Company Fall Alarms and Sensors


Improve patient safety and reduce the risk of falls and fall-related injuries with Posey TLC: Total Location Coverage – using the advanced line of Posey fall alarms and single-patient-use sensors.


Understanding the Risks of Hospital Falls

Improving Quality of Care with TLC: Total Location Coverage

Protecting Patients with Posey Alarms and Sensors


Falls - Patients at risk of falling are vulnerable to injury in multiple facility locations.

  • In-hospital fall rates are between 1.4 and 18.2 per 1,000 patient days1.
  • Emergency department (ED) fall rates are .15 and .288 falls per 1,000 patient visits.2,3
  • Toileting accounts for half of all in-hospital falls4.
  • Fallers typically stay in the hospital 6.3 days longer than non-fallers5.
  • The annual direct and indirect cost of fall injuries is expected to reach $54.9 billion by 20206.

Never Events - Both falls and hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are CMS never events –incidents that CMS has determined should never happen. Unreimbursed never events potentially cost a facility hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Posey sensor and alarms in multiple locations can help reduce falls and lessen the need for traditional restraints, costly sitters or extensive rounding.

Posey single-use sensors expand protected areas resulting in greater coverage and potentially lowering the risk of a never event.

The Posey TLC: Total Location Coverage Solution provides comprehensive, multi-location coverage not found with traditional built-in bed alarms.

Posey, a trusted partner in patient safety for over 75 years, offers a complete line of innovative products, plus its S.A.F.E. Approach to Falls Management – a customized, award-winning program designed to improve patient outcomes and safety.

Mount alarms in all patient rooms, so they are ready to use with each new patient admission.

Deploy single-patient-use sensors in every possible location in the patient’s room:

  • Bed
  • Chair
  • Wheelchair
  • Toilet

Minimize toileting-related fall risks by using the Posey toilet or commode sensor – keeping the patient in sight and within reach, while protecting privacy.

Use single-use-stretcher sensor in the high fall-risk ED.

Reduce the risk of cross contamination associated with multiple uses of the same sensor, by disposing of the sensor after each patient stay.

8309EL Posey 30-Day Chair Sensor

8317 Posey Low Pressure Sensor Pad

8372L Posey Hook and Loop Alarm Belt Sensor


1. DiBardino D et al. Meta-analysis: multidisciplinary fall prevention strategies in the acute care inpatient population. J Hosp Med. 2012;7(6):497-503.

2. Dukes IK et al. Accidents in the accident and emergency department. Arch Emerg Med. 1990;7(2):122-4.

3. Terrell K et al. ED patient falls and resulting injuries. J Emerg Nurs. 2009; 35(2):89-92.

4. Hitcho EB et al. Characteristics and Circumstances of Falls in a Hospital Setting: A Prospective Analysis. Washington University School of Medicine. 2004.

5. Wong CA et al. The cost of serious fall-related injuries at three Midwestern hospitals. The Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2011;37(2):81-7.

6. Stevens JA et al. The costs of fatal and nonfatal falls among older adults. Injury Prevention. 2006.