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
New Hanover and other hospitals are now trying technology developed by AvaSure, a Belmont, Mich.-based company that provides “telesitter” technology to monitor multiple at-risk patients at once. The solution, called AvaSys, allows a trained observer to remotely watch and interact with multiple patients. Click here to read the full article at Modern Healthcare.
In the past two years, Salina Regional Health Center has made strides to improve patient safety, including introducing AvaSys, which allows for remote video and audio monitoring of patients and increased education on fall prevention. By providing additional monitoring, the system has aided in preventing falls, maintaining IV therapy and oxygen tubing and reducing risk […]