Inpatient falls

the impact of family and personal caregivers

Huey-Ming Tzeng, Chang Yi Yin

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Abstract

The impact of family and personal caregivers on inpatients with fall-related injuries in a Taiwanese medical center is investigated in this study. Taiwan has a prevalent custom for families to accompany their hospitalized loved ones during hospital stays. During the 95-day data collection period, 228 falls occurred. Results showed that if no family members were present when a patient fell, the fall-related injury was less serious. Nurses in Taiwan tend to depend on family members to help provide patient care. Regardless of whether an inpatient has a family member present, frequent bedside nursing visits are important to prevent falls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)159-165
Number of pages7
JournalApplied Nursing Research
Volume22
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Inpatient falls : the impact of family and personal caregivers. / Tzeng, Huey-Ming; Yin, Chang Yi.

In: Applied Nursing Research, Vol. 22, No. 3, 01.08.2009, p. 159-165.

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