Advisor(s)

Megan Lieb, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Nursing, Health & Behavioral Sciences
m-lieb.2@onu.edu

Jamie Hunsicker, DNP
Ohio Northern University
Health & Behavioral Sciences, Nursing
j-hunsicker@onu.edu

Document Type

Poster

Start Date

23-4-2021 9:00 AM

Description

Problem: Patient falls are not only costly to hospital systems but they most often result in negative patient outcomes. Implementing nursing education as well as best practice involving chair alarms can help prevent chair related patient falls.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine the effects of chair alarm education on nurses’ and nurse assistant’s knowledge and execution of chair alarm safety practice.

Methods: A descriptive study involving medical surgical nursing and nursing assistant staff will be conducted using an author-developed 11 question pre-survey and an 8 question post-survey. The pre-test consisted of demographic information as well as Likert scale questions. Two educational handouts were given, with a post-survey following education consisting of the same 8 Likert scale questions.

Pertinent Findings: It is expected that this quality improvement project will increase nurses’ and nursing assistant’s knowledge and actions regarding the implementation of chair alarm safety precautions.

Conclusion: Education on chair alarm fall risk safety increases knowledge of nurses and nursing assistants, therefore decreasing the risk of falls in patients up in the chair.

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Apr 23rd, 9:00 AM

The Effects of Chair Alarm Education on Nurses' and Nursing Assistants' Knowledge of Fall Risk Prevention

Problem: Patient falls are not only costly to hospital systems but they most often result in negative patient outcomes. Implementing nursing education as well as best practice involving chair alarms can help prevent chair related patient falls.

Purpose: The purpose of this project was to determine the effects of chair alarm education on nurses’ and nurse assistant’s knowledge and execution of chair alarm safety practice.

Methods: A descriptive study involving medical surgical nursing and nursing assistant staff will be conducted using an author-developed 11 question pre-survey and an 8 question post-survey. The pre-test consisted of demographic information as well as Likert scale questions. Two educational handouts were given, with a post-survey following education consisting of the same 8 Likert scale questions.

Pertinent Findings: It is expected that this quality improvement project will increase nurses’ and nursing assistant’s knowledge and actions regarding the implementation of chair alarm safety precautions.

Conclusion: Education on chair alarm fall risk safety increases knowledge of nurses and nursing assistants, therefore decreasing the risk of falls in patients up in the chair.