The Simplicity Series
Dalcon prides itself on providing the latest industry knowlegde and Best Practices related to patient safety and caregiver communication.
By David L. Condra, Chairman & CEO
Hospitals nationwide are making efforts to reduce the rates of patient falls. Patient falls are measured by the rate at which patients fall during their hospital stays per 1,000 patient days and are an effective indicator of the quality and delivery of inpatient services. Hospital-acquired injuries from falls in patients’ rooms are covered in the list of “Never Events” published by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Never Events are hospital- acquired conditions (HACs) that the National Quality Forum (NQF) defines as, “errors in medical care that are clearly identifiable, preventable, and serious in their consequences for patients, and that indicate a real problem in the safety and credibility of a health care facility.” Download to read more.