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Emergency Department

Reduce Readmissions. Provide Better Patient Care. Enhance Efficiency of Department. 

The Emergency Department is one of, if not the busiest centers in a health system. The value of making quick, informed decisions based on the patients needs has never been higher. Falls and the prevention of future falls are no exception. 

With the SAFE BALANCE: Emergency Department version, your service line for patient care will not only increase in quality standards, but will have a dramatic impact on the system served as a whole! Trimmed down to focus on only the most important factors for the patient in the Emergency Department, the SAFE BALANCE program provides the following:

 

  • ICD-10 coding considerations

  • Itemizes and lists individual fall-risk factors

  • Provides recommendations on how to keep the patient safe while in the facility 

  • Provide a comprehensive discharge consideration report, to keep the patient safe at home after discharge 

  • A billable procedure leading to financial self-sustainment of the program

The SAFE BALANCE program begins in triage, where a simple screening process will identify whether a patient should be assessed for an increased risk of future falls. This simple, straightforward and quick procedure acts as a crucial gatekeeper to maintain efficiency. 

The SAFE BALANCE performance assessment is then finished in the treatment area with the nursing staff. The brief clinical portion identifies and quantifies the severity of the risk factors currently present in the patient. 

Finally, the physician is provided the outcomes reports, where important information is presented for care/treatment/discharge consideration.