Source: Hospital News
Date of publication: April 2011
Publication type: Webpage
In a nutshell: A new falls prevention program in Canadian hospitals are using visual components of yellow wristbands and stars to identify patients considered high risk for falls. These have proven to be very effective in alerting caregivers to these patients so they can be carefully watched and monitored. A poster with falling stars is placed at the head of the bed of these patients so that all members of the health-care team are aware of the risk. Early results are very encouraging and this program is successfully raising awareness about falls prevention throughout the hospitals.
Length of publication: 1 page