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December 23, 2020

Fall prevention: A contract with patients and families

Whenhospital patients fall and suffer an injury, family members perceive that nurses and other hospital staff aren’t paying enough attention to their loved one. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services […]
December 23, 2020

Keeping watch: Enhancing fall prevention through targeted video surveillance

Nurses who work in hospitals are challenged to identify patients at risk for falling and implement initiatives to keep them safe. Activities such as performing a […]
December 23, 2020

Hook-and-loop alarm belt: A vital component in a fall-prevention toolkit

In 2012, Yale New Haven Hospital’s fall-prevention charter noted a hospital-wide increase in patient falls from chairs. Simultaneously, its restraint committee was working to reduce the use of […]
December 23, 2020

Fall prevention safety bundle: Collaboration leads to fewer falls

At St. Joseph’sHospital and Health Center in Syracuse, NY, we’re committed to providing a safe, comfortable, caring environment for our patients. We believe all patients deserve to […]