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The Facts About Patient Fall Prevention in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities | CareView Healthcare Technology

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[ Fall Prevention ]

Patient fall prevention in hospitals is an important pillar of any patient safety plan. Arming your organization with the facts behind patient falls can help both administration and staff better define and refine a strategy to reduce them.

The Facts About Patient Fall Prevention in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities | CareView Healthcare Technology

Who Is Most at Risk for Patient Falls?

The reality is, any patient can be at risk for falling. But there are risk factors that put some patients more at risk than others. These include patients who are:

  • 60 years old and over
  • Experiencing urgency/frequency/incontinence with bowel or urine elimination
  • Taking high fall risk drugs like PCA/opiates, sedatives, etc.
  • Tethered to patient care equipment (IV, chest tube, indwelling catheter, etc.)
  • A mobility risk unsteady gait, amputees/limb loss, visual or auditory impairment
  • Cognition impaired altered awareness of physical environment, impulsiveness, lack of understanding of one’s physical and cognitive limitations
The Facts About Patient Fall Prevention in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities | CareView Healthcare Technology

The True Cost of Patient Falls

Patient falls are among the leading causes of increased morbidity and mortality in hospitals and healthcare systems, with at least 30% of occurrences resulting in injury to the patient.

The Facts About Patient Fall Prevention in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities | CareView Healthcare Technology

How Predictive Patient Monitoring Helps Patient Fall Prevention

The predictive patient monitoring technology built into the CareView Patient Safety System uses intelligent motion detection and machine learning to provide staff with additional lead time to reach a patient. This early warning system is proven to dramatically reduce patient fall rates and helps reinforce a culture of patient safety in healthcare facilities.

The CareView team works closely with each facility to build a customized solution designed to meet the demands of current budgets and deliver a scalable solution to address future needs.

The Facts About Patient Fall Prevention in Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities | CareView Healthcare Technology

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