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Safer care for WRC residents

05-May-2015

“This has been a big help to us because we are now able to monitor and assist patients who are getting up. It’s important to us to keep our residents safe.” Tammy Watson Continuing Care Assistant Mistake Proofing Project No. 19

Tammy Watson Ruben Cooke
Tammy Watson, continuing care assistant, with Ruben Cooke, resident

Staff at Wascana Rehabilitation Centre’s Unit 3-5 have virtually eliminated resident falls during one of their busiest times of day – from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m. They now have morning rounds earlier, schedule medication rounds when more staff can help; identify “high risk” residents; and huddle immediately after a fall. In an eight-month period before the changes, there were 45 falls.