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Authors

  1. Sand-Jecklin, Kari EdD, RN, AHN-BC
  2. Johnson, Jennifer Ray BSN, RN, CNRN
  3. Tylka, Sharon BSN, RN

Abstract

Despite implementation of many prevention strategies, patient falls in hospitals continue to be a significant safety problem, causing nursing staff and administrators to seek innovative means to further reduce falls among hospitalized patients. This article describes the feasibility and impact of implementing centralized video monitoring on the safety of patients identified as high risk for falls, as well as implications of video monitoring in the acute care setting.