Alarms: The New Deficient Practice?
Eliminating Alarms and Preventing Falls by Engaging with Life
Join the discussion to ponder the use of alarms. Could it be that alarms actually fit CMS’ definition of “convenience” which is not to be a reason for restraints at Tag F221 Physical Restraints and thus actually a deficient practice? Although no research shows that alarms prevent falls and there is evidence that alarms cause people harm, both physically and psychologically, they are still used widely. Eliminating alarms has actually reduced falls in the homes that have committed to no longer use them. Engage yourself and your creativity as we design ways for all staff to engage each individual with life according to his/her daily routine, personal preferences and activity interests and, in so doing, eliminate the use of such impersonal devices while developing individual fall prevention strategies instead. (Half or all day workshop.)
Eliminating Alarms - Results document