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False Bed Alarms a Teachable Moment

Published: by JAMA Network

Topic: Falls | Resource type: Journal Article

This article describes how organizations became over reliant on bed alarms to prevent falls despite the fact that no evidence exists supporting their use. The unintended consequences and alternatives to bed alarms are also explored View Resource

Fall Mat Demonstration

Published: by HD Nursing

Topic: Falls | Resource type: Video

This is a 1 minute video demonstration of dropping a raw egg from head height on a bedside fall mat. The egg does not break. View Resource

Post Fall Management Guidelines


Topic: Falls | Resource type: Guidelines

Clinical guidelines or protocols for post-fall procedures guide staff to take appropriate actions in communicating the adverse event, assessing the patient for injury,... read more

Reference Key for Therapy Lingo


Topic: Falls | Resource type: Checklist/Tool

This color coded Reference Key for Therapy Lingo was developed by Memorial Hospital, use this tool to determine the level of staff assistance a patient requires. Click the link below to view or download this resource. Download Now

Safe From Falls 3.0 Roadmap


Topic: Falls | Resource type: Guides

Patients taking anti-thrombotics are at higher risk for injury if a fall occurs. This road-map outlines key interventions for screening, mitigating fall and bleeding risk, and... read more