Preventing falls in hospital

Source: Nursing Standard

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: 4 January 2017 vol. 31 iss. 19

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are the most frequent adverse event reported in hospitals, usually affecting older patients. Every year, more than 240,000 falls are reported in acute hospitals and mental health trusts in England and Wales, equivalent to more than 600 per day, according to the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). But research shows that when nurses, doctors and therapists work together, falls can be reduced by 20-30%.

 Length of publication: One page.

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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