Patient Fall Research

Patient Falls Continue to Climb

The Joint Commission reports that, in 2022, inpatient falls represented over 42% of all sentinel events i.e., unanticipated incidents causing death or serious injury — and the number has continued to rise.
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Workplace violence a “global issue” among healthcare workers. 

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health study cites verbal and physical abuse incidence among 10,821 workers
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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