Friday, December 17, 2010

Preventing Patient Falls

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
Number Of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2008-10-23
ISBN-10 / ASIN: 0826103898
ISBN-13 / EAN: 9780826103895

Fall prevention continues to be a serious concern for hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. This authoritative and practical book describes the process for developing and maintaining a fall prevention program in such institutions. Morse also outlines the highly acclaimed Morse Fall Scale, which has been adopted by the VA Hospital System and many more hospitals around the U.S. 

A highly updated and revised edition, this book combines a practical, how-to approach with a research context. The first section, "Clinical Application," discusses the process of implementing a fall prevention program in an institution using the Morse Fall Scale. The Second section, "Research," contains all the information necessary for understanding how the scale works, and for evaluating the incidence, frequency, and severity of falls with rates of prevention. Capitalizing on the previous success of first edition, this text contains revisions throughout, including: three new chapters, new research section, and revised appendix. This book is an indispensable reference for nurse and hospital administrators, nurse and clinical managers, and risk managers. 

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