It is time for a change folks.... - page 3
So I have been at this for two years now..... And still..... For the most part the nurse managers seem to adhere to the nurse ratchet mindset. In addition, they seem to favor staff who are... Read More
Mar 6, '14Joined: Jun '12; Posts: 664; Likes: 1,749On the issues of bed alarms: they don't prevent falls. They just let you know when someone is already on the floor.
Mar 9, '14Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience ; Joined: Sep '10; Posts: 1,549; Likes: 5,469Quote from nynursey_I believe that bed alarms are overused. However, the statement quoted above is completely false in my experience. It depends on the type of bed alarm used, the sensitivity of it, the layout of the unit, and the attention of staff to it. Given that restraints are severely frowned upon (rightfully so in many cases), sometimes that is one of the few interventions one has.On the issues of bed alarms: they don't prevent falls. They just let you know when someone is already on the floor.