Is sensor technology the next step in fall prevention?
Linda Fitzpatrick Stanley ward manager, Manor Hospital, Coventry and Warwickshire Partnership NHS Trust
Motion sensors are helping one dementia unit to prevent falls, reduce injuries and cut costs
Manor Hospital in Nuneaton is a dementia assessment and treatment unit. It has two 12-room wards, Stanley ward for men and Pembleton ward for women. Most of our patients have advanced dementia and their physical conditions, mental impairment and polypharmacy put them at a high risk of falls.
Nursing Standard. 34, 12, 56-57. doi: 10.7748/ns.34.12.56.s22