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Playgrounds to Patient Rooms: Flooring and Patient Safety

March 2015
Webinar

Is it possible to decrease patient fall injury severity using a flooring material ?
Playground surfaces are required to have a force reduction factor to reduce the number and severity of head injuries among children. This is not true yet for healthcare flooring. This presentation will describe the role flooring material has on patient and resident falls and fall injury. Current and future research study needs will be discussed.