Patient Education Cuts In-Hospital Fall Risk

  1. Patient education is one of the most important ways to reduce the risk of patient falls in hospitals, according to a new study.

    "Patient education should be a priority. Patients need to be reminded that they're on a number of medications, in an unfamiliar environment, and being put through a routine of tests, procedures, and bed rest, all of which can make them weaker and more susceptible to falling," study co-author Melissa J. Krauss, research coordinator in infectious diseases at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, said in a prepared statement.

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