This article describes the implementation of a mobile video monitoring program, combined with a nursing-driven sitter protocol and administrative oversight, resulting in a significant return on investment over a 2-year period. Program implementation, structures, and processes are described. Financial and quality outcomes are summarized and compared to national benchmarks. Click here to read full article.
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 […]
Falls are a major safety issue in rehabilitation settings. Patients receive mixed messages-try to be as independent as possible, but don’t do anything in your room without calling for assistance. Despite the use of multiple falls interventions at this facility, the fall rate remained high. To impact this rate, the facility implemented a video monitoring […]
Adequate fall prevention interventions are a challenge that nurses continue to endure. Remote video monitoring can be used in conjunction with other fall prevention interventions. This article describes remote video monitoring technology and the benefits and challenges associated with its implementation. Remote Video Monitoring: A Novel Approach in Fall Prevention
Frontline caregivers deserve the best expert oversight and direction possible to support the proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE) and implementation of the latest care protocols for treating Ebola patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in its latest Ebola training guidelines, highly recommends supervision in all donning/doffing of PPE equipment. The AvaSys […]