I work in a med/surg unit and many of our patients are fall risks for various reasons. We use a fall risk scoring system per policy. But high risk for falls does not always indicate bed alarm use.
Has anyone heard of a bed alarm scoring system that would indicate bed alarm use? Some of the components I would think would be included are 1) High risk for falls per policies scoring system, 2) Unable/unwilling to use call light, e.g. confused, poor memory, poor cognition, 3) Reason to get out of bed, e.g. bladder urgency, hallucinations, previous attempt, and 4) Ability to get out of bed
Any comments would be helpful