falls prevention

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, falls occur at an…

Improving practice to reduce falls in the nursing home

Falls, typical incidents among older adults in the nursing home, are associated with debility, functional impairment, and mortality. Falls resulting in injury and medical complication have proven to…
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Preventing falls in long-term care facilities

Use the CDC’s STEADI initiative to enhance patient safety. Takeaways: Fall-related death rates among adults 65 and older continue to rise, with older long-term care facility residents at…

Self-releasing alarm belts: It takes two

Patient falls from chairs are increasing at an alarming rate: What can a hospital’s nursing staff do to stop this trend? That was the challenge faced by unit leaders…

What works: Reducing falls in the home

Would you like to learn a practical strategy for reducing falls in the home? We are two home care nurses addressed the problem with a creative solution—a pictorial…

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