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Focus on…Falls Prevention

Enclosure bed: A tool for calming agitated patients

By Dawn Walters, MS, RN, Vice-President of Behavioral Health and Rehabilitation Services Erie County Medical Center, Buffalo, New York As told to Janet Boivin,...

Fall prevention: A contract with patients and families

Editor’s note: This is the second of three case studies describing success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series is brought to...

Fall prevention: Applying the evidence

This is the first in a series of three case studies illustrating success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series is brought...

Assessing your patients’ risk for falling

n estimated 25,500 Americans died from falls in healthcare and community settings in 2013. Countless more suffered life-changing injuries, such as fractures, internal injuries,...

Falls prevention roadmap

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We’ve made gains in preventing falls, but more work remains

This year marks the 20-year milestone of the American Nurses Association’s (ANA) leadership in making patient falls a nurse-sensitive indicator. In 1995, ANA’s work...

Taking appropriate precautions against falls

Falls pose a major public health problem around the world. In the United States, unintentional falls occur in all age groups. Such falls are...

Creating an environment of falls prevention

Falls are a major concern for older adults in all settings, causing significant morbidity and mortality and affecting quality of life. In the hospital,...

Preventing injuries from patient falls

While falls prevention has become standard in inpatient care, injury prevention has gotten less attention, both in research and everyday practice. Injuries from falls...

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