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Report: Evidence-based Fall Prevention Technology Reduces Falls and Costs

PubMed article cites $14,600 in net avoided costs per 1000 patient-days using evidence-based systems
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A Larger Footprint: Palarum HQ taking on expanded facility to accommodate growth

Growing Strong: Palarum is moving operations to 103 Oregonia Rd, 2nd Floor, Lebanon Ohio in February 2024
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SmartSocks™ “… reduce the injuries and costs related to patient falls.”

Dayton Daily News reports on Palarum’s presentation before the Lebanon City Council 
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MedTech Names Palarum 2023 Top Fall Prevention Solution Provider

Palarum PUP SmartSocks™ produce “highly accurate and reliable alerts regarding patients at imminent risk falling.”
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Socks for seniors are getting smarter, could help prevent falls

McKnights Senior Living (8/16/23) cites Palarum PUP SmartSocksTM among wearable technology innovations for healthcare.
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VA Boston Healthcare System Adopts PUP SmartSocks™ to Prevent Patient Falls

Boston Herald reports Boston VA SmartSocksTM implementation
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SmartSocks™ cut patient falls by over 50% in Palo Alto VA study

Sage Journals reports on a study in three Palo Alto VA hospitals that achieved a 50+% drop in falls for patients wearing SmartSocks vs. those who weren’t.
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SmartSocks™ in the hospital, here’s how they reduce the risk of falls in frail patients

“Breaking Latest News” reports on  Journal of Nursing Care Quality study of PUP SmartSocks™ success in preventing patient falls and reducing false alarms for nurses.
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NCOA Research: The Facts on Preventing Falls for Adults Age 65+

More than one in four Americans age 65+ fall each year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries for older Americans.  Information from NCOA (National Council on Aging) offers facts, tools, and fall prevention strategies to help keep you safe.
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In-Patient Falls Still Lead “Sentinel Events”

The Joint Commission reported in its 2022 Review of Sentinel Event Data that patient falls still account for the highest number of patient safety events, i.e., those events not primarily related to the natural course of patient’s illness or underlying condition.
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Increased Patient Bed Exit Alarms Show Little Impact on Preventing Falls, Study Says

Reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, a hospital trial assessing the value of increased bed exit alarms showed no significant impact on reducing the rate of patient falls.
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Palarum PUP SmartSocks™ Used with OSU Wexner Patients Featured on Scripps National News

Each year, up to 1 million patients experience a fall during their hospital stay. That’s according to the ‘National Institutes of Health.’ This can happen at any age for people hospitalized with a number of different conditions.
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Journal of Gerontologican Nursing Publishes Palarum's Clinical Trial Results

Journal of Gerontological Nursing Publishes Palarum’s Clinical Trial Results

PUP® (Patient Is Up) Smart Sock Technology Prevents Falls Among Hospital Patients With High Fall Risk in a Clinical Trial and Observational Study…
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The ROI of Patient Fall Prevention

A study published in the Journal of Nursing Administration assesses the cost savings associated with implementing nursing approaches to prevent in-hospital falls.
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CDC/STEADI: Falls Are a Major Threat for Your Patients

More than 3 million older adults are treated in emergency departments for nonfatal fall injuries each year. Medicare costs for fall injuries total over $31 billion annually.
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Study Compares Patient video Monitoring vs. In-Room Sitters to prevent falls

A study in the Journal of Nursing Education and Practice compares the prevalence of patient falls in hospitals using patient video monitoring versus those using in-room patient sitters.
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Is Your Hospital Being Penalized By Medicare?

Medicare cuts payments to hospitals that have high rates of readmissions and those with the highest numbers of infections and patient injuries. See how your hospital is affected.
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Mayfield Brain & Spine study using Smart Socks to alleviate back pain

SmartSocks™ Helping to Reduce Back Pain at Mayfield Brain & Spine

Smart socks are playing a key role in helping to alleviate back pain. Palarum, the maker of the socks, is partnering with Mayfield Brain & Spine to use key measurements like gait speed and weight distribution to determine if various treatments will be successful for patients.
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Optimized Senior Living Adopts Palarum's Patient Safety Technology

Optimized Senior Living Adopts Palarum’s Patient Safety Technology

Optimized Senior Living adopts Palarum’s electronic Patient Rounding application to improve monitoring and documentation of clients…
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Fall prevention for seniors

Fall Prevention for Seniors

In an average year, 3 million older Americans go to the ER after a fall. Learn about fall risk assessment and strategies for fall prevention in seniors…
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E-Ink features Palarum in 'Digital Paper for Smart Credentialing'

E-Ink features Palarum in ‘Digital Paper for Smart Credentialing’

One company blazing a trail is Palarum, an Ohio-based startup that’s taking the concept of a security badge in new directions. While traditional ID badges are geared toward protecting facilities from intruders, Palarum is focused on protecting hospital patients from injury…
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Covid's Potential Impact on Falls

Covid’s Potential Impact on Falls

Higher Fall Rate of Admitted Patients During the Ongoing COVID-19 Epidemic: Is It Coincidence or Not?
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Evaluation of a Patient-Centered Fall-Prevention Tool Kit to Reduce Falls and Injuries

Evaluation of a Patient-Centered Fall-Prevention Tool Kit to Reduce Falls and Injuries

Falls represent a leading cause of preventable injury in hospitals and a frequently reported serious adverse event. Hospitalization is associated with an increased risk for falls and serious injuries including hip fractures, subdural hematomas, or even death…
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Palarum Announces US Veterans Affairs to Evaluate Use of 'Smart Patient Sock' to Reduce Patient Falls

Palarum Announces US Veterans Affairs to Evaluate Use of ‘Smart Patient Sock’ to Reduce Patient Falls

The U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) and Palarum, LLC, announced that they have entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Program (CRADA) to evaluate Palarum’s innovative e-wearable technology which…
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PUP® Smart Socks

AN INNOVATIVE E-TEXTILE TECHNOLOGY SOLUTION TO PREVENT FALLS Within acute care settings, falls persist as one of the most common and potentially devastatingcomplications of healthcare. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality estimates that asmany as 1 million hospitalized individuals fall each year, corresponding to between three and fivefalls per 1,000 patient days.1
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Important Facts about Falls

Important Facts about Falls

Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, more than one out of four older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again.
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2020 Best Tech Startups in Lebanon

2020 Best Tech Startups in Lebanon

The Tech Tribune staff has compiled the very best tech startups in Lebanon, Ohio. In doing our research, we considered several factors including but not limited to:
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Hospital alarms prove a noisy misery for patients: ‘I feel like I’m in jail.’

Hospital alarms prove a noisy misery for patients: ‘I feel like I’m in jail.’

The (Joint) commission has estimated that of the thousands of alarms going off throughout a hospital every day, an estimated 85 to 99 percent do not require clinical intervention. Staff, facing widespread “alarm fatigue,” can miss critical alerts, leading to patient deaths. Patients may get anxious about fluctuations in heart rate or blood pressure that…
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Hospital Fall Data & Claims for Hospital Injuries 2019

Hospital Fall Data & Claims for Hospital Injuries 2019

Hospital falls are a serious problem throughout the United States. Accidental falls are one of the most common incidents reported in hospitals. Research and studies have concluded that hundreds of thousands of patients fall during hospital stays each year in the United States.
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No More Broken Hips: Can Palarum End Hospital Falls?

No More Broken Hips: Can Palarum End Hospital Falls?

TechOhio, an online site that highlights Ohio entrepreneurs and innovators, featured Palarum’s PUP smart sock technology. A video demonstrating the wearable technology includes an interview Palarum founder Patrick Baker.
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Westchester Medical Center Health Network Urges Patients To Take Caution During Fall Prevention Awareness Month

Trips and slips are no laughing matter, as falls in the home are the number one reason for hospital visits nationwide. At Westchester Medical Center, the flagship of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) and the only Level I adult and pediatric trauma center in the Hudson Valley, falls have been the most common…
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Tens of thousands of inpatients fall every year

Many patient falls result in moderate to severe injuries. View the video to learn out how the Center for Transforming Healthcare is working to increase safety among fall-risk patients.
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Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Launches Palarum Smart Socks Study

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Launches Palarum Smart Socks Study

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center – one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers – has begun an Institutional Review Board evaluation of Palarum’s new PUP® “smart” sock among “high fall-risk” patients.
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NCOA Falls Assessment

NCOA Falls Assessment

Falling is NOT a normal part of aging. There are steps you can take to reduce your risk. Answer 12 questions to learn more.
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Too much noise from hospital alarms poses risk for patients

Too much noise from hospital alarms poses risk for patients

The sheer number — several hundred alarms per patient per day — can cause alarm fatigue. Nurses and other workers, overwhelmed or desensitized by the constant barrage, sometimes respond by turning down the volume on the devices, shutting them off or simply ignoring them — actions that can have serious, potentially fatal, consequences.
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PUP® Smart Socks Featured in 2018 PwC Health Research Institute Report

PUP® Smart Socks Featured in 2018 PwC Health Research Institute Report

Palarum’s PUP Smart Patient Socks appear in the medical device section of the 2018 “Global top health industry issues: Defining the healthcare of the future” report published by PricewaterhouseCoopers Health Research Institute.
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Palarum PUP® Smart Sock Impresses French Minister

Palarum PUP® Smart Sock Impresses French Minister

Palarum PUP smart patient sock technology was at the centre during visit of Bruno Le Maire, France’s minister of Economy and Finance, to Texisense, the French company that made fabric pressure sensors and leads for the sock…
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Former UC Health executive raises millions to launch 'smart socks' venture

Former UC Health executive raises millions to launch ‘smart socks’ venture

Patrick Baker, a former UC Health executive who is founder and CEO of Palarum LLC, says the Warren County startup’s invention of an alarm system that features socks woven with a smart textile fabric could save a hospital millions of dollars a year….
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NCOA Falls Prevention

NCOA Falls Prevention

Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number…
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Falls Cost U.S. Hospitals $34 billion in Direct Medical Costs

Falls Cost U.S. Hospitals $34 billion in Direct Medical Costs

Falls are a common cause of injury, both within and outside of health care settings. According to the CDC, in 2013, falls among older adults cost the U.S. health care system $34 billion in direct medical costs.
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