A feasibility study of providing folding commode chairs in patient bathrooms to reduce toileting-related falls in an adult acute medical-surgical unit

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Abstract

Nursing staff rated having a folding commode chair in each patient room bathroom, on a scale of 1 (not highly rated) to 10 (very highly rated), as being useful (mean = 8.56), feasible/practical (mean = 8.15), and appropriate (mean = 8.55). Providing a commode chair in each bathroom as an intervention in a multifaceted fall-prevention program is recommended to increase accessibility and efficiency in patient care delivery.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61-68
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Accidental fall
  • Hospitals
  • Inpatients
  • Nursing
  • Patient rooms
  • Quality of health care
  • Safety
  • Toilet facilities

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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