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Wednesday, May 20, 2015

A Toolkit: Patients at Risk for Wandering

Cognitively impaired patients at risk for wandering may be endangering themselves. This toolkit, developed by the US Veterans Affairs National Centre for Patient Safety, is designed as a starting point for those caring for at risk patients.

In this toolkit there are recommendations for preparing your unit/facility for wandering behavior, including environmental recommendations as well as at-risk patient assessment recommendations. Additionally, there are suggested interventions ranging from most desirable (first-degree interventions) to more restrictive (fourth-degree interventions).

This resource can be accessed by clicking here:

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