Beyond the Falling Star: Sustained Decreases in Falls and Injuries with Targeted Bed Exit Alarm, Staff Education Icons, and Patient Education Video
Cuttler, et al. | CALNOC | 2015

Fall injuries among hospitalized inpatients are one of the most common hospital-acquired conditions. This study aimed to improve patient and staff awareness of falls through "falling star" icons and staff and patient education videos while, also examining the relationship between fall reduction and use of an integrated three-mode-bed-exit alarm. Over the course of 1,000 patient days, serious fall injuries were reduced by 58%. The patient education video and individualized "falling star" icons were associated with decreases in falls and fall-related injury.   

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention
  • Content Type: Abstracts / Posters
  • Related Products: VersaCare® Med Surg Bed
  • Reference: Cuttler, et al. Beyond the Falling Star: Sustained Decreased in Falls and Injuries with Targeted Bed Exit Alarm, Staff Education Icons, and Patient Education Video