Numerous residents who require help
with transferring to wheelchair, bed, and toilet are dropped in nursing
homes. Many drops happen as a result of insufficient staffing and a
lack of supervision.
Many residents require one to one or even two people to assist for transfers. When there is not enough staff available to assist with the transfer, a fall is likely to occur. Also, some staff members are not adequately trained in transfer techniques. One young arrogant CNA did not want a young girl to help him with transferring a resident to a bed because he thought he could do it by himself. The resident fell and sustained a laceration on his face.
In most situations of a resident injured
from a drop, the likely cause was negligence. Rarely, dropping a resident
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