Long-Term Care

Making Chair Alarms Extinct: Strategies for Removal and Resident Safety: Rebroadcast with a live Q&A with Diane L. Brown, BA, CPRA

MDS 3.0 Insider, June 27, 2014

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The use of chair alarms in long-term care facilities has for years been a way to protect residents from harm. But because they are reactive alert systems, they often cause more harm than good. In this 90-minute webcast, expert Diane L. Brown, BA, CPRA, discusses the current regulations surrounding chair alarm use and the negative effects they have on residents and staff. In addition, she will define specific steps to remove these alarms from facilities and alternative measures staff members can take to anticipate a resident’s need prior to a fall.
 
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