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A windfall in hospital safety
Mountain View VOICE

It’s tough for nurses to predict when a hospital patient is going to try to climb out of bed and risk tumbling to the ground, but some recent tech upgrades at El Camino Hospital are enabling hospital staff to be a little more proactive.

Using a new data collection system and notification devices for nurses throughout the hospital, El Camino has lowered the number of patients’ falls by 39 percent over the last six months, down to 3.5 falls per month from 5.7 last year.

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