Bed alarms donít work and wonít reduce patient falls
- 0Jan 22, '13 by herring_RN Guide
- 1Jan 27, '13 by buytheshoes11We switched from the physical alarm unit that is on the patient's bed (usually the strip) to beds that have the alarms built in with three different sensitivities. These are so much better, in my opinion.
As for our unit's falls, I think bed alarms have helped. The night staff is really good about quickly responding to an alarm going off; whether or not it's that person's assigned patient.