In hospitals, patient accidents may cause unintended injuries or death. With the right interventions, proper communication with patients and families, and appropriate reporting and related learning, patient accidents can be prevented over the long-term.
When providing care, put the patient into perspective
How did 80-year old Ambrose Wald fall out of a hospital chair specifically designed to stop patients from falls? It's a question to which his daughter Irene Wald, a nurse of almost 35 years, has never received an answer… (Canadian Patient Safety Institute 2013)