Improving Patient Safety through Video Monitoring
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 system. This system allows for patients at risk for falling to be monitored from a remote location. The monitor technician is able to speak to the patient directly and/or contact staff members to respond to the room, preventing a fall.