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Firstkind reaccredited by RCN for geko™ user training programme in VTE prevention

22nd December 2021

We were recently awarded reaccreditation from the prestigious Royal College of Nursing (RCN) for our user training programme for the geko™ device in venous thromboembolism (VTE) prevention. Reaccreditation for 2022 will allow more healthcare professionals to be trained on the use of geko™ in VTE prevention, taking us a step closer to our main goal: saving healthcare systems time and money while improving patient outcomes.


We received initial RCN accreditation of the geko™ device training programme several years ago and have since been reassessed annually to ensure we maintain the high standards set by the RCN.

Accreditation from the RCN is the seal of approval for high-quality training in healthcare recognising commitment to excellent standards in education and professional development. RCN accredited training programmes demonstrate best practice in healthcare delivery, with improved patient outcomes as the end goal.

Retaining accreditation is a rigorous process and requires a thorough demonstration that training programmes are up to date and promote best practice while contributing to patient safety.

Our user training programme offers a safe, thorough, and hands-on approach for front-line hospital staff. The geko™ device training outlines who the device is for, how it is correctly administered, and how it works, including the mechanism of action for VTE prevention. By providing simple and effective training for medical practitioners, we aim to ensure the geko™ device is as successful as it can possibly be in addressing VTE in patients.

Bernard Ross, our CEO comments, “Receiving reaccreditation for our geko™ user training programme demonstrates our commitment to high standards of training and development. We regularly review and improve our training programmes to ensure we continue to meet the robust quality criteria for professional standards set by the RCN. We strive to provide excellent standards of customer support which is critical when providing a service that can help save lives.”

The RCN reaccreditation for our training programme will allow us to continue applying the RCN logo to our educational materials, showcasing the company’s dedication to setting high standards in healthcare training.