Height of hospital beds and inpatient falls: A threat to patient safety

Huey-Ming Tzeng, Chang Yi Yin

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Abstract

Patient falls still consistently comprise the largest single category of reported safety incidents in hospitals. Studies provide data indicating that the design-regulation height and the staff-working height for patient beds may be linked to fall-related injury severity in inpatient settings. Given that the height of occupied patient beds can be an overlooked contributor to inpatient falls, strategies to address the height of patient beds are imperative.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)537-538
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Nursing Administration
Volume37
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Height of hospital beds and inpatient falls : A threat to patient safety. / Tzeng, Huey-Ming; Yin, Chang Yi.

In: Journal of Nursing Administration, Vol. 37, No. 12, 01.12.2007, p. 537-538.

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