Fall prevention and bathroom safety in the epilepsy monitoring unit
Spritzer SD1, Riordan KC1, Berry J2, Corbett BM2, Gerke JK2, Hoerth MT1, Crepeau AZ1, Drazkowski JF1, Sirven JI1, Noe KH3. | Epilepsy & Behavior | 2015

Abstract

Falls are one of the most common adverse events occurring in the epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU) and can result in significant injury. Protocols and procedures to reduce falls vary significantly between institutions as it is not yet known what interventions are effective in the EMU setting. This study retrospectively examined the frequency of falls and the impact of serial changes in fall prevention strategies utilized in the EMU between 2001 and 2014 at a single institution. 

  • Clinical Focus: Safe Patient Handling & Mobility
  • Content Type: Journal Articles