Source: Epilepsy and Behavior, 2015, Vol 48 p. 75-78
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Date of publication: July 2015
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: Falls are one of the most common adverse events in the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) and can results in significant injury. Fall reductions procedures vary between institutions because it is not known which interventions are most effective. This study examined falls and the impact of strategy changes at one institution. Incidents occurring in the bathroom were more likely to result in falls compared to elsewhere; frequency of falls decreased with patient education, hourly nurse rounds, bed alarms and other interventions. No specific intervention could be identified as being high impact.
Length of publication: 3 pages
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