Feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of an electronic sensor bed/chair alarm in reducing falls in patients with cognitive impairment in a subacute ward

Anna Wong Shee, Bev Phillips, Keith Hill, Karen Dodd

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)253-262
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume29
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bed-exit alarm
  • cognitive impairment
  • elderly
  • fall prevention
  • falls
  • nursing
  • subacute setting

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