Nursing staff's awareness of keeping beds in the lowest position to prevent falls and fall injuries in an adult acute surgical inpatient care setting.

Abstract

High beds are a safety concern. This qualitative study used pre-existing nurse interview data and confirmed nurses' awareness of the importance of keeping patient beds in the lowest position. Lowering the bed helps promote patient safety and prevent falls.

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@article{Tzeng2012NursingSA, title={Nursing staff's awareness of keeping beds in the lowest position to prevent falls and fall injuries in an adult acute surgical inpatient care setting.}, author={Huey-Ming Tzeng and Chang-Yi Yin and Allison M. Anderson and Atul Prakash}, journal={Medsurg nursing : official journal of the Academy of Medical-Surgical Nurses}, year={2012}, volume={21 5}, pages={271-4} }