Falls in a Rehabilitation Center: A Retrospective and Comparative Analysis

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  • The incidence, characteristics, and predisposing factors of falls in a rehabilitation center over two six‐month time periods are reviewed. Education and preventive measures were subsequently introduced. This retrospective review of falls indicated that the following types of patients were at risk for falls: (a) patients 60 and above; (b) patients with the diagnosis of cerebrovascular accident or closed head injury; and (c) patients having a previous history of falling. Findings suggested that nurses should incorporate measures for safety into patient care plans for clients having one or more of the above characteristics. 1987 Association of Rehabilitation Nurses
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  • Grant JS
  • Start Page

  • 74
  • End Page

  • 76
  • Volume

  • 12
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  • 2