What if you or a loved one goes into the hospital for a treatable condition only to end up with a completely unrelated health problem while admitted? It happens and is a perennial issue. Almost one-million Americans experience falls in the healthcare systems every year.
In this episode of GuideWire, Devin Hubbard with FastTraCS talks to Kim Young, Clinical Senior Management Engineer in the Office of Quality Excellence and Performance Improvement at UNC Health, about falls and preventing them.
Today’s Topics Include:
Links and Resources:
Kim Young - FastTraCS Clinical Advisory Group
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
National Database of Nursing Health Quality Indicators
“Falls is a global problem. It’s a problem for people at home.”
“Despite the pain and suffering, there are reasons why we prevent falls.”
“Leave your privacy at the door. You just have to let us help you.”
“Seeing the nursing staff when they do have a patient that falls and injures themselves, it’s deeply disturbing.”
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