fall and injury prevention

fall and injury prevention

Techniques, such as exercise and balance training, the use of bed alarms, warnings posted at the bedside, and video surveillance, that reduce the incidence and severity of falls in health care facilities. Falls occur most often in older or infirm patients, in people undergoing rehabilitation from injury or surgery, and in patients with altered mental status or neuromuscular diseases.
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Fall and injury prevention programs historically followed four key components: implement a safer environment of care for the whole patient cohort, identify specific modifiable fall factors, implement interventions targeting those modifiable risk factors to prevent falls, and intervene to reduce risk of injury for those patients who fall (Oliver et al.
Fall and injury prevention in older people living in residential care facilities.
Fall and injury prevention gained even more prominence in view of the Joint Commission National Patient Safety Goals (Mint Commission, 2009) as well as the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (2008) announcement that injuries related to hospital falls would no longer be reimbursed commencing October 2008.