Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention Related Equipment & Supplies

Name

Indications

Tips

Bed Alarms

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-Patient that overestimates/may forget to call and forgets limitations.

-Does not call appropriately for help.

-Change the sensitivity based on patient need

-The bed needs to be zeroed first before using the alarm

Chair Alarm

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-Patient that overestimates/may forget to call and forgets limitations.

-Does not call appropriately for help when in chair.

-Plugs into central call system to easily see where alarming

-Place green nonskid sheet under sensor pad to prevent pad from slipping off chair

-Pad:PS#408218

-Alarm: PS#401478

-Cable to wall: PS#401479

“Headstart” chair sensor


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-Patient that overestimates and forgets limitations.

-Does not call appropriately for help when up in chair.

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-If patient can remove belt independently it is not considered a restraint otherwise orders are required

- PS# 591417

Econo Alarm


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-Patient that overestimates and forgets limitations.

-Does not call appropriately for help.

-Patient that leans forward

-clips onto patient

-Cannot be centralized but very loud

-Make sure strap is tight enough to alarm as soon as patient stands or leans forward

Size wise evolution Low bed and mats


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-Patient that overestimates or forgets limitations and is at “risk for injury”.

-Does not call appropriately for help.

- Rental Equipment-See Bed Algorithm for ordering details

-Always ask for the bed with scale and alarms

-Order mats from materials management

Net enclosure bed

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-Patient with Altered mental status where lap/restraints not appropriate

-Traumatic Brain Injury patients

-Rental Equipment-See Bed Algorithm for ordering details

-This is considered a restraint and orders are required.

One to one observer

-Where the restrictive alternatives are not appropriate

-Make sure the observer is updated on the patient and reason they are there.

Last Updated: 9/16/2020