Tag: chair alarms

Ask the expert: Why is it recommended that facilities remove alarms in phases, rather than cold turkey?

Listen in on Tuesday, November 14 as HCPro’s post-acute care regulatory specialist Stefanie Corbett, DHA dives into how to make the transition to an alarm-free facility without compromising resident safety, including how to utilize your QAPI programs to understand root causes for falls, regulatory guidance, and how to achieve culture change through alarm elimination. Click here to […]

Silencing alarms in the long-term care setting

Editor’s note: This brief is an excerpt from the August issue of PPS Alert for Long-Term Care about using chair alarms in the long-term care setting.  For years, patient alarms have been the main tool in preventing patient falls, particularly in long-term care facilities where the majority of residents are categorized as a fall risk. […]