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Falls Prevention Mats for Patients in Healthcare Settings: Clinical Effectiveness and Guidelines

Last updated: March 19, 2018
Project Number: RB1202-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Devices and Systems
Report Type: Summary of Abstracts
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical effectiveness of falls prevention mats to reduce injuries in healthcare settings?
  2. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of falls prevention mats in health care settings?

Key Message

One non-randomized study was identified regarding the clinical effectiveness of falls prevention mats to reduce injuries in healthcare settings. No evidence-based guidelines regarding the use of falls prevention mats in health care settings was identified.