Patient falls were the largest category of adverse events reported at Barnes- Jewish Hospital. Progress in meeting targets for reducing falls and fall injury rates had been static despite multiple efforts. One component of the hospital’s Fall Reduction Program was a portable bed exit alarm system—a Bed-Check Classic-Check® control unit (CU) with Sensormat® pressure sensitive mat— widely used throughout the hospital. Due to high demand by staff, the CU was often not available, resulting in delayed care delivery and staff dissatisfaction. Loss or damage due to handoff between staff and the central service department resulted in additional resources and costs.
Read this case study to learn how Barnes-Jewish Hospital implemented Bed-Check® Fall Management Solution as a part of their Fall Reduction Program, resulting in decreased fall injury rates and improved staff satisfaction.
Published By: Tripp Lite
Published Date: May 17, 2016
While the use of power strips in healthcare and medical facilities is common, the misuse of these devices is also common. Such misuse can result in citations, fines, or even patient injury at your facility.
This white paper covers:
• Common mistakes in the use of power strips
• Ways to avoid making the common mistakes
• How to develop and implement a power strip policy to ensure that your facility complies with codes and standards while reducing risk to patients and staff
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