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Guidelines for assessing use of position change alarms.

Nursing Homes.

Author: Rader, J.
Type: Journal Article
Year: 1993

Abstract:

Position or pressure change alarms have been found to be particularly useful for nursing home residents with combinations of problems such as impaired mobility, judgment, and balance following a stroke. Before initiating use of this type of alarm, a number of steps should be taken. First, a mobility assessment should be conducted. If mobility problems are found, a more detailed gait evaluation should be administered. Finally, the use of the device should be discussed with the resident and family. Use of the device should be continually re-evaluated.

Further Details

Pages: 22-23
Volume: 42
Issue: 4
Keywords: mobility, assessment, assistive device, safety improvement, telecommunication
Reads: 178
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