Does the use of bed alarm and hourly rounding using the 4 P’s decrease the incidence of falls for residents in a long-term healthcare facility.

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With the issue of falls in a long-term healthcare facility, some of the facilities are utilizing bed alarm as an intervention. However, despite the use of bed alarms as an intervention, the rate of falls remains high. This leads to the question of whether bed alarms reduce the incidence of falls. On the other hand, frequent checking of the residents while assessing and meeting their needs in the form of rounding has been shown to result in fall reduction. According to Nientimp & Peterson (2012), in order to reduce falls and increase patient satisfaction, nurses can further extend their assistance by checking on the patients hourly. To guide the formation the population, intervention, comparison, and outcome (PICO) format, where P= Population, I= Intervention, C= Comparison and O was utilized. P: Nursing Staff in skilled nursing facility I. Staff education and the implementation of hourly rounds, and the use of bed alarm, C When compared to the use of bed alarm only O Decrease the incidence of falls in a 6 week period (T). The actual question was: Does the use of bed alarm and hourly rounding using the 4 P’s decrease the incidence of falls for residents in a long-term healthcare facility. The 4 P’s are pain, position, prompted voiding and placement.Resources:Nientimp, D. & Peterson, E. (2012). Hourly rounds & patient falls. Advance healthcare network for nurses. Retrieved from http://nursing.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Hourly-RoundsPatient-Falls.asp