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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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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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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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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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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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