With Nurse Call
Recently the North Carolina Assisted Living Advisory newsletter highlighted the following:
There has been a marked increase in violations cited by adult care licensure in 10A NCAC 13F .0901, PERSONAL CARE AND SUPERVISION: (b) Staff shall provide supervision of residents in accordance with each resident’s assessed needs, care plan and current symptoms.
The Division of Health Service Regulation/Adult Care Licensure Section is looking very closely at resident falls with and without injury. There have been a number of resident fractures and resident deaths as a result of injuries from falls. The expectation of the department is that the community will prevent residents from falling.
What can your community do?
STOP THE NOISE!
One of the contributing factors of falls is noise. Noise from:
- Chair Sensors
- Bed Sensors
- Pull Cords
- Wander Management
- Medical Equipment
- and the list goes on.
Where do we start?
The next thing asked is how do we eliminate this noise without sacrificing our residents care and safety?
- Provide silent chair sensor alerting
- Provide silent bed pad/sensor alerting
- Provide silent door alerting
- Provide silent pull cord alerting
- Provide silent mobile pendant alerting
- Provide silent medical equipment alerting
- Provide robust documentation for all alerts
- Provide robust reporting on alerts
- Provide escalating alerts
- Deliver those alerts directly to the caregiver by the means you choose: Phones, Pagers, Computer, Email, Text, Consoles all while providing an escalation feature to insure no alerts go past your unacceptable response time
To find out more on a nurse call system that can help you with your fall prevention program, eliminate noise, provide detailed reporting and plan for tomorrow contact us.