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Using Internet of Things data to reduce fall risk

While falls are common in hospitals, they don’t have to be and they shouldn’t be. Reason: They’re preventable. In this guest post, Chris Herman, MD, PhD, MS, BS, founder and CEO of Clean Hands-Safe Hands, explains why patients fall and what the Internet of Things (IoT) can do to help prevent falls.

Seniors in the ED: Treating fall injuries

Many elderly people visit the emergency department for various illnesses and conditions. Hospitals must make sure to keep them on the right track for a smooth recovery, because seniors may have a higher chance of experiencing complications than younger people do – especially after injuries like falls. 

6 keys to reduce patient falls in hospitals

Patient falls are still a significant problem in facilities, and injuries sustained during a fall can jeopardize a patient’s recovery. With that in mind, The Joint Commission has released new guidelines designed to help hospitals get better at preventing falls.  

Patient falls: How to prevent them

A new study in the Journal of Patient Safety says that the number of medical mistakes that lead to a hospital patient’s death is much higher than previously thought. Now, it’s estimated that between 210,000 and 440,000 hospital patients suffer some type of preventable harm that contributes to their death — one of them being […] [MORE]