Patient Room Journal of Nursing

 Haddon’s Matrix and Falls Prevention

Haddon’s Matrix and Falls Prevention

Tags: fall fall care fall prevention falls patient room

Haddon’s Matrix is an injury prevention tool that has been utilized for analyzing and preventing injuries related to auto accidents, snowboarding, and water safety, among others. A review of the literature revealed no use of Haddon’s matrix with regard to patient falls investigation or prevention. The purpose of this brief communication is to introduce the potential utility of the matrix for falls prevention and investigation.

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The Hospital Room: Not Just Four Walls

The Hospital Room: Not Just Four Walls

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The patient room is a place where patients and families learn about an illness and treatment plan, and where patients get better or worse. It is very important for nurses/nursing students to get a sense of the emotion that goes on in these rooms, the room is more than four walls.

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To Gown or Not to Gown? For MRSA Prevention, That Is the Question.

To Gown or Not to Gown? For MRSA Prevention, That Is the Question.

Tags: cdc gown infection mrsa patient room prevention transmission

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that standard precautions should be used for all patients and should be enough to prevent the spread of most MRSA cases. However, in acute-care settings the CDC recommends additional contact precautions be implemented when there are ongoing MRSA transmissions, current infections, previous colonization, and in other special circumstances.

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