Feasibility, Acceptability, and Effectiveness of an Electronic Sensor Bed/Chair Alarm in Reducing Falls in Patients With Cognitive Impairment in a Subacute Ward Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Falls from bed are common in subacute hospital settings, particularly for patients with cognitive impairment. This repeated measures, single cohort study in 1 subacute ward evaluated effectiveness of an electronic sensor alarm in reducing falls in patients (n = 34) with cognitive impairment. Nursing staff feedback (focus group, survey) was used to determine electronic sensor alarm feasibility. The electronic alarm system was found to be a feasible, effective, and acceptable fall prevention strategy for patients with cognitive impairment.

authors

  • Wong Shee, A
  • Phillips, B
  • Hill, K
  • Dodd, K

publication date

  • 2014