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Web Exclusive: Fall Prevention Kit Reduces Patient Falls
Through the use of icons and plain-language alerts about fall risk, researchers at four acute care hospitals find a...
Web Exclusive: Falls represent a deadly public health problem, UN warns
Falls are a major public health problem across the world with an estimated 424,000 fatalities occurring each year...
Web Exclusive: Surgeon Envisions Nationwide Trauma System
The chairman of the American College of Surgeons Board of Regents advocates for the creation of a trauma system where...
Web Exclusive: Fear of Falling Can Lead to Falls, Researchers Conclude
Providers should be more attentive to asking patients about fall fears because the answers might be helpful in...
High-tech knee holds promise for veterans
Wounded veterans are getting a new device that the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Pentagon hope will make...
Web Exclusive: Falls Cause Most Injury-Related Deaths in WI
Generating nearly $800 million in hospital costs each year, falls top suicides and automobile crashes as the leading...
What prevents falls after strokes? Study: Not much
While most stroke survivors will suffer falls, strategies to prevent these dangerous events...
Man falls off surgical table; St. Joseph’s Hospital sued
Max DeVries was sedated and awaiting a routine surgery when he rolled off the operating table and hit his head, where...
Preparing more care of elderly
With a nudge from the new health care law and pressure from Medicare, hospitals, doctors and nurses are struggling...