Can a point of care program promote success?

Hospital falls are common among a wide range of patient groups. They represent a significant problem for any medical facility. Serious patient injuries resulting from hospital falls are consistently among the top 10 events reported to The Joint Commission’s Sentinel Event Alert (2015). This paper explores a methodology for using new, connected technologies to enable more frequent fall risk assessment, faster intervention and enhanced compliance with fall reduction safeguards that can potentially reduce patient fall rates at the point of care (POC).