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Title: Questioning the Use of Bedrails to Prevent Falls of Adults in Long Term Care
Authors: Huynh, David
An, Mary
Lee, Olivia
Mannion, Cynthia
Ens, Twyla
Issue Date: Dec-2016
Publisher: University of Calgary
Citation: Huynh, D., An, M., Lee, O., Mannion, C. & Ens, T. "Questioning the Use of Bedrails to Prevent Falls of Adults in Long Term Care". 11th Annual Students' Union Undergraduate Research Symposium, December 1, 2016. University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.
Abstract: ● Bedrails are commonly used to prevent falls (Healey, Oliver, Milne, & Connelly, 2008) ● Bed related falls à hospitalization, increase healthcare costs, and death (Bradley, 2011) ● Fall survivors may be left with permanent disabilities (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2015) ● 29-55% residents in long term care have fallen, 25% bed related (Healey, Oliver, Milne, & Connelly, 2008; Currie, 2008) ● Factors = environmental hazards, medications, vision problems, and impairments in strength or balance can increase the risk of falling (Bradley, 2011).
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