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New Resource: External Urinary Management for Women
New Resource: External Urinary Management for Women

Over that last couple of years, I have written to you about many fall risk factors and interventions to help reduce your patients’ and residents’ risk of falls, and I have shared resources for your easy access. One fall risk factor that is important, and often not...

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New Resources: AHRQ’s Quality and Patient Safety
New Resources: AHRQ’s Quality and Patient Safety

Programs by Setting: Long-Term Care Hi Everyone! Welcome to May, as we prepare to celebrate Nurses Week, May 6th – 12th. I give thanks every day to be a nurse — a rehabilitation nurse. I have enjoyed a thirst for knowledge, a quest to contribute to nursing’s body of...

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The Use of Bed Safety Rails
The Use of Bed Safety Rails

A Brochure Resource for You   Dear Colleagues, I am always delighted to receive questions about fall prevention practices, resources, and even opinions. My commitment has been and will always be to help you as much as I can. Of interest, every couple of months, I...

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The Same Chair Does Not Work For All Patients
The Same Chair Does Not Work For All Patients

Dear Colleagues, I welcome lots of questions from a variety of individuals seeking suggestions for fall and fall injury prevention interventions. Sometimes the messages are to run an idea by me to seek my opinion, like this request from a hospital trying to solve the...

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Protect Your Patients From Injury
Protect Your Patients From Injury

Floor Mats Do Reduce Impact Severity: They Work!   Colleagues, Protecting patients from injury when they falls requires different interventions than preventing them from a fall. The main intervention to reduce impact when patients fall from be is the Floor Mat...

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A First Glimpse of Independence
A First Glimpse of Independence

For patients who have suffered a complete spinal cord injury, like Wesley Tweet, their first glimpse of independence often occurs once they arrive to a specialized rehabilitation facility like Madonna Rehabilitation Hospitals in Nebraska. A quadriplegic, Wesley was...

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