Video Monitoring to Reduce Falls And Patient Companion Costs For Adult Inpatients

Source: Nursing Economics

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: Jul/Aug 2016 34(4) pps. 185-189.

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2013), the financial cost of a fall with injury in an older adult is estimated at $17,500. In response to these risks, nurses often turn to 1:1 patient companions as an intervention to prevent falls (Rochefort, Ward, Ritchie, Girard, & Tamblyn, 2012). Because of the expense of 1:1 patient companions, remote video monitoring has become an attractive option to reduce falls as it allows one telesitter to observe and verbally redirect multiple patients from a remote location.

 Length of publication: four pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 

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