Risk of falling out of bed. Nursing’s challenge for the patient’s safety

  • Kelly Cristina Inoue Enfermeira Mestre em Enfermagem. Unidade de Terapia Intensiva Adulto do Hospital Universitário de Maringá. professora da Faculdade Ingá, Brasil. email: kellyelais@hotmail.com.
  • Laura Misue Matsuda Enfermeira Doutora em Enfermagem. Professora da Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brasil. email: lmmatsuda@uem.br.
  • William Augusto de Melo Enfermeiro Mestre em Enfermagem. Professor do Centro Universitário de Maringá (Cesumar), Brasil. email: profewill@yahoo.com.br.
  • Ana Cláudia Murassaki Yassuko Enfermeira Mestranda em Enfermagem.Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brasil. email: anamurassaki@yahoo.com.br.
  • Liliana Yukie Hayakawa Enfermeira Mestre em Ciências da Saúde. Pronto Socorro do Hospital Universitário de Maringá (HUM), professora da Faculdade Ingá. Brasil. E-mail: lilihayakawa@hotmail.com.
Keywords: Safety management; quality assurance, health care; nursing; hospital care.

Abstract

Objective. To asses factors associated to the patient’s risk of falling out of bed.

Methodology. Cross sectional descriptive study carried out in two public university hospitals (A and B). The Active Research Registry Instrument was used, and the risk of falling out of bed was determined by patient observation and verification of risk factors documented in the clinical history.

Results. 1 307 observations were done. More than half of the cases had risk of falling out of bed.The risk of falling was significantly higher in men, in patients ≥60 years of age and people with neurological disease. Between the patients with risk of falling out of bed, the hospital B had a higher risk (91.6%) compared to A (69.9%).

Conclusion. There is a high risk of falling out of bed for inpatients, especially in hospital B. It is necessary to improve nursing attention, and make some changes in the physical area aiming to offer maximum quality service to the patient.

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Published
2011-11-28
How to Cite
Inoue, K. C., Matsuda, L. M., Melo, W. A. de, Murassaki Yassuko, A. C., & Hayakawa, L. Y. (2011). Risk of falling out of bed. Nursing’s challenge for the patient’s safety. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 29(3). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/8679
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES / ARTÍCULOS ORIGINALES / ARTIGOS ORIGINAIS