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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/152944
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A "Thinking" Bed that Will Alert Nurses to Fall Risk Patients
Abstract:
A "Thinking" Bed that Will Alert Nurses to Fall Risk Patients
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2010
Author:Rajaram, Sujata, BSN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Alexandra Hospital
Title:Nurse Manager
21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: In 2006, it was reported that 57% of falls in Alexandra Hospital involved patients who are above the age of 65 and 68% fell at the bedside. At the Geriatric Ward, it is noted that incidences of falls occur when patients attempt to get out of bed without assistance. These patients are usually in a delirious, demented state. They have poor safety awareness and attempt to squeeze through the gap between the bedrails and foot of bed. The nurses, doctors from the Geriatric Ward approached the Electrical Engineering Division of Ngee Ann Polytechnic to design movement alarms for patient at risk for falls. A technological device to alert the nurses when patients are trying to get out of bed so as to reduce fall rates among patients classified as "Fall Precaution." Methods: The prototype was created by students and staff at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, in 2006 based on their observations of patient's behavior in the ward, inputs and feedback from doctors and nurses. The prototype was conducted in two wards before it was refined by Plentium Care to support a larger number of beds in a ward Billed as the Smart Bed, this made in Singapore design works on a system of sensors that alert nurses to patients who are trying to get out of bed.  Beds with sensors predict when the patients are preparing to get out of bed. These sensors are linked to the Monitoring and Alert System at the nurses' station, which generates three types of alerts: a buzzer and light at the nurses' station, a blue light along the corridor and SMSes to the nurses' mobile phones. Results: 1. Better safety awareness culture; 2. Enhanced hospital image; 3. Excellent cooperation; 4. Semi automation; 5. Better utilization of resources. Conclusion: Patient safety was enhanced.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA "Thinking" Bed that Will Alert Nurses to Fall Risk Patientsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/152944-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A &quot;Thinking&quot; Bed that Will Alert Nurses to Fall Risk Patients</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rajaram, Sujata, BSN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Alexandra Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nurse Manager</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rajaram.sujata@alexandrahealth.com.sg</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">21st INRC [Research Presentation] Purpose: In 2006, it was reported that 57% of falls in Alexandra Hospital involved patients who are above the age of 65 and 68% fell at the bedside. At the Geriatric Ward, it is noted that incidences of falls occur when patients attempt to get out of bed without assistance. These patients are usually in a delirious, demented state. They have poor safety awareness and attempt to squeeze through the gap between the bedrails and foot of bed. The nurses, doctors from the Geriatric Ward approached the Electrical Engineering Division of Ngee Ann Polytechnic to design movement alarms for patient at risk for falls. A technological device to alert the nurses when patients are trying to get out of bed so as to reduce fall rates among patients classified as &quot;Fall Precaution.&quot; Methods: The prototype was created by students and staff at Ngee Ann Polytechnic, in 2006 based on their observations of patient's behavior in the ward, inputs and feedback from doctors and nurses. The prototype was conducted in two wards before it was refined by Plentium Care to support a larger number of beds in a ward Billed as the Smart Bed, this made in Singapore design works on a system of sensors that alert nurses to patients who are trying to get out of bed. &nbsp;Beds with sensors predict when the patients are preparing to get out of bed. These sensors are linked to the Monitoring and Alert System at the nurses' station, which generates three types of alerts: a buzzer and light at the nurses' station, a blue light along the corridor and SMSes to the nurses' mobile phones. Results: 1. Better safety awareness culture; 2. Enhanced hospital image; 3. Excellent cooperation; 4. Semi automation; 5. Better utilization of resources. Conclusion: Patient safety was enhanced.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T11:56:07Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T11:56:07Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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