Slips, Trips and Falls in Nursing Facilities
- Category: Slips, Trips and Falls
- Source: Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation
Who would think that the worst injuries for nursing facilities are falls. But, why is it falls rather than back injuries? We make a greater effort to prevent back injuries, and we teach ergonomics with many versions of no-lift policies. These injuries are decreasing except for those based on an important variable – the resident.