Posted on Jan 25, 2019
Highland Risk Services
Slip, trips and falls come with exceedingly high stakes when they occur in healthcare facilities. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) there are somewhere between 100 and 200 reports of falls each year from healthcare facilities categorized as nursing homes, but they also note a lack of accurate data since these types of falls frequently go unreported. Despite the lack of accurate data received from healthcare facilities, slips, trips and falls remain the most common source of injury for patients in healthcare facilities – and also an extremely common injury for facility workers as well.