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FALL MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

WEBINARS

Webinar Video: Position Sensory Alarms – Patient Restraint and Safety Insight with Dr. Patricia Quigley (17 minutes)
Incorrect interpretation of CMS guidelines in long-term care facilities have resulted in the removal of position sensor alarms leaving vulnerable residents at risk after a fall has occurred and they cannot call for help. This is a clarification of the CMS guidelines and the importance of including position sensory alarms into your fall prevention toolkit. 

Webinar Video: Leveraging Technology to Customize Your Fall Prevention Program presented by Dr. Patricia Quigley (60 minutes)
Go beyond universal fall precautions and embrace innovation. Apply new strategies and thinking to protect your patients by incorporating technology and individualized patient assessments in fall and injury reduction practices.

Webinar Video: Best Practices for Patient Toileting presented by Dr. Patricia Quigley (63 minutes)
This is an examination of patient falls associated with the toileting. We expose the risk factors the patient face as they navigate from the bed to the toileting area and explore strategies for scheduled and assisted toileting while creating an ideal environment for safe toileting.

PRESENTATIONS

Powerpoint: Best Practices for Patient Toileting Presentation
The presentation from the “Best Practices for Patient Toileting” webinar above.

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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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Bed Height Must Be Individualized

Bed Height Must Be Individualized

Low Bed Height is NOT a Universal Fall Precaution   Colleagues, I hope that my inaugural resource message last month to re-evaluate your bathroom grab bar placement was helpful to you. I also hope that you shared the research and evidence to your Falls Committee...

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Creating a Safe Environment for Toileting

Creating a Safe Environment for Toileting

Proper Grab Bar Placement in Bathrooms Reduces Falls Colleagues, I am delighted to launch this first informational message to you on behalf of Curbell Medical, Inc., designed to provide you with fall and fall injury prevention resources. The resources that I am...

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7 Fall Management Precautions Every Nurse Should Take

7 Fall Management Precautions Every Nurse Should Take

As designers and manufacturers of innovative medical communication technologies, Curbell understands both the challenges and critical importance of communication between caregivers and patients. Lack of communication can lead to a range of potentially fatal hazards....

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Why Patients Fall

Why Patients Fall

How many times have patients disregarded caregiver instructions and refused to request assistance when attempting to leave their hospital beds? How many times have caregivers and the family members of patients struggled with this refusal? Even those patients presumed...

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The Effects of Alarm Fatigue on Nurses and HCAHPS Scores

The Effects of Alarm Fatigue on Nurses and HCAHPS Scores

In the old days, both celebrities and business tycoons would “check” themselves into the best hospitals to relax and replenish themselves from the stress of their hectic lives. The news channels would feature a story about Zsa Zsa or Liz being admitted to...

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