pt falls - page 3

The unit I work on has had 21 falls from Jan to end of Oct.. I need advice on how to decrease these falls... we do frequent rounding, yellow socks, armbands, signs, sect, and anyone his is not up ad lib is on a bed alarm... I... Read More

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    Staffing. There is no other magic bullet to prevent falls.
    Sometimes I'll park myself in the hallway with my computer and monitor my higher risk pts. Chart and watch...chart and watch.... It makes for a long night.
    There is a segment of confused pts that will get out of bed no matter what. They remove the alarm, they turn it off, or they take off the gown and go naked. They will get up no matter what. For those pts, I wait for the fall and hope nothing breaks.

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