Derrick Tait Senior nurse, Bridgeview Care Centre, Choppington, Northumberland
A learning zone article encouraged Derrick Tait to make changes in his workplace to avoid falls
I work in a nursing home and care for older patients who are at increased risk of falls. Most patients are taking multiple medicines, experience age-related physiological changes and have medical conditions, which may make them more susceptible to falls. In addition, some patients have dementia, Parkinson’s disease or have had a stroke.
Nursing Standard. 26, 51,59-59. doi: 10.7748/ns2012.08.26.51.59.c9245