TITLE

Don't wait for a patient fall in your facility: Evaluate your program now to address issues

PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Feb2007 Supplement, Vol. 31, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Patient falls in an outpatient surgery program are not common but are increasing as sicker patients, patients undergoing lengthier procedures, and patients on more medications are seen. � Make sure nurses know to ask for help if they have difficulty transferring a patient. � Teach staff members the proper way to transfer patients to ensure the safety of patients and staff members. � Include falls risk assessment in all preoperative assessments.
ACCESSION #
35416196

 

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