Nurses at Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital conducted research on fall risk education to help elderly patients beyond their hospital stay.
We know that prolonged immobilization of patients can lead to poor patient outcomes. This led nurses at Cleveland Clinic Euclid Hospital to do a study on the use of dedicated mobility technicians.
Nurses on a cardiothoracic step-down unit at Cleveland Clinic’s main campus created a simple educational tool to reduce patient falls that has since been implemented throughout the healthcare system.
A serious fall can be life threatening for people over age 65. To help patients avoid future falls, a special clinic at Cleveland Clinic is dedicated to doing in-depth fall risk assessments.
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As a patient’s primary bedside caregiver, nurses can actively prevent patient falls with strategies like standardization, continued awareness initiatives, falls prevention rounding, and more.