Long-Term Care

Silencing alarms in the ­long-term care setting

PPS Alert for Long-Term Care, August 1, 2013

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For years, patient alarms have been the main tool in preventing patient falls, particularly in long-term care facilities where the majority of residents are categorized as a fall risk. Recently, however, the thought process surrounding alarms is changing as more research shows the very tool intended to prevent falls may actually be causing them.

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