An Evaluation of a Sitter Reduction Program Intervention
Hospitals use sitters as an alternative to reduce patient falls. The purpose of the study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a sitter reduction program by examining the differences between sitter use and falls in an acute care hospital. Findings indicate that a significant decrease in sitter use and falls remained constant. Reducing sitter use is possible without significantly increasing fall rates.
Spiva L, Feiner T, Jones D, Hunter D, Petefish J, VanBrackle L. An evaluation of a sitter reduction program intervention. Journal Of Nursing Care Quality. October 2012;27(4):341-345.