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J Clin Outcomes Manage 
2008 Jun;15(6):293-296
Use of a wireless nurse alert fall monitor to prevent inpatient falls
Diduszyn J, Hofmann MT, Naglak M, Smith DG

Abstract Objective: To describe our experience using the Posey Sitter II wireless nurse call fall monitor to reduce falls among elderly inpatients. Setting: Three telemetry floors and 1 neurology floor at a 500-bed acute care university-affiliated community hospital in suburban Philadelphia. Methods: Nurses completed surveys that asked about the occurrence of falls and their opinion about the new alarm system. The number of falls during the intervention period November 2004 through February 2005 was compared with the number of falls from November 2003 through February 2004. Results: There were 64 falls during the study period and 78 falls during the comparison period, representing an 18% reduction in falls. Most patients who fell were not using a bed alarm. 91% of nurses surveyed thought the bed alarm helped to prevent falls. Conclusion: Use of the wireless nurse call fall monitor bed alarm was associated with a reduction in falls.

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