TITLE

Making Falls Go Down

AUTHOR(S)
SIMMONS, JANICE
PUB. DATE
October 2010
SOURCE
HealthLeaders Magazine;Oct2010, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p64
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses various issues concerning the prevention of fall and fall-related injuries among hospital patients in the U.S. Fall-related injuries are said to be one of the most common and disabling health conditions affecting adults. Health care providers have been devising ways to prevent falls and its consequences, including installing alarms, re-designing bathrooms that are closer to patient beds, and applying floor cleaner with additional tackiness. It is argued that preventing falls is a continuous operation.
ACCESSION #
54109646

 

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