Nursing staff's awareness of keeping beds in the lowest position to prevent falls and fall injuries in an adult acute surgical inpatient care setting.

Huey-Ming Tzeng, Chang Yi Yin, Allison Anderson, Atul Prakash

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Abstract

High beds are a safety concern. This qualitative study used pre-existing nurse interview data and confirmed nurses' awareness of the importance of keeping patient beds in the lowest position. Lowering the bed helps promote patient safety and prevent falls.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-274
Number of pages4
JournalMedsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses
Volume21
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Medical–Surgical

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