Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Assistant Professor of Nursing Marisa Ferrari leads a team studyng hospital falls
Accidental falls by older adults in the hospital are a major problem: 25% of falls in hospitals cause injuries, with an average cost of $17,500. A team of faculty from the School of Nursing
recently published a study in the Journal of Nursing Care Quality
about Contributing Factors Associated With Impulsivity-Related Falls in Hospitalized, Older Adults
(Volume 25, Pages 320-326). The lead author is Assistant Professor Marisa Ferrari
, and the list of contributors includes Associate Professor Barbara Harrison
, the Allesee Endowed Chair Ann Whall
, and collaborators from William Beaumont Hospital
. The team studied seven risk factors: inattention, sedatives, age, gender, day of fall, number or hospital unit transfers, and mobility. Of these, their results indicated that mobility and inattention were the most significant factors underlying impulsively-related falls. Their hope is that by indentifying the important factors, they can ultimately reduce the number of falls.
A team of faculty from the School of Nursing recently published a study on the cause of hospital falls.
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