Essential Falls Management Series: Guide to Exit Alarms


Guide to Exit Alarms

By Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D.

ISBN 978-1-932529-29-6
Format: CD-ROM
© 2006

Exit alarms can be a valuable tool in preventing falls. Designed to monitor movement in older adults that need assistance, they alert staff to potentially hazardous situations and allow for timely interventions with older adults at risk for falling. Teach staff about the procedures for using a variety of exit alarms, including pressure-sensitive pads, pull cords, and postural change alarms.

Based on the work of experienced falls specialist Rein Tideiksaar, this comprehensive CD-ROM includes:

  • a PowerPoint presentation for staff training
  • fall prevention program guidelines
  • exit alarm use guidelines
  • a product comparison chart
  • exit alarm purchasing tips
  • patient consent forms
  • an educational handout for staff and families
  • and more

All forms and guidelines are included in printable PDF format.


  • A Guide to Exit Alarm Systems

PowerPoint Training Presentation

  • Exit Alarms: A Fall Prevention Strategy

PDF Documents

  • Use of Exit Alarms as a Fall Prevention Strategy
  • Fall Prevention Program Guideline
  • Performance-Oriented Mobility Screens
  • Environmental Modifications: Beds, Chairs, Wheelchairs, and Toilets
  • Exit Alarm Criteria
  • Exit Alarms Comparison Chart
    • Pressure-sensitive pad alarms
    • Pull cord alarms
    • Floor mat alarms
    • Leg band alarm
    • Postural change alarm
    • Infrared alarms
    • Built-in bed exit alarms
  • Exit Alarm Control Units
  • Exit Alarm Purchase Guidelines
  • Exit Alarm Companies
  • In-Service Teaching Module: Exit Alarms
  • Exit Alarm Guidelines
  • Education Sheet: Exit Alarms
  • Exit Alarm Consent Form
  • Exit Alarm Testing
  • Exit Alarm Audit Guidelines
  • Addressing Common Concerns
  • Common Root Causes of Exit Alarm Failure

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Rein Tideiksaar, Ph.D., is President of FallPrevent, LLC, a company that provides educational, legal, and marketing services in connection with fall prevention in the elderly. Dr. Tideiksaar has been active in the area of fall prevention for more than fifteen years. He has directed numerous research projects on falls and has developed fall prevention programs in community, assisted living, home care, acute care hospital, and nursing facility settings. Dr. Tideiksaar has written numerous articles and book chapters on falls and related topics. He is the author of Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management, Fourth Edition (Health Professions Press). In addition to three previous editions of this professional resource, he is the author of Falling in Old Age: Its Prevention and Treatment, Second Edition (Springer Publishing Company, 1997).

From 2000 to 2003, Dr. Tideiksaar was the Senior Vice President of Fall Prevention and Injury Reduction Systems, ElderCare Companies, Inc., Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey. Prior to 2000, he was Director of Geriatric Educational and Clinical Programs and Director of the Falls and Immobility Program, Department of Geriatrics, Southwest Medical Associates, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada. He has also served as Director of Geriatric Care Coordination, Sierra Health Services, Inc., Las Vegas, Nevada, and Director of the Falls and Immobility Program, Department of Geriatrics and Adult Development, Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, New York.

Dr. Tideiksaar obtained a doctorate from Columbia Pacific University and a physician assistant certification from the State University of New York at Stony Brook. Dr. Tideiksaar completed his geriatric training at the Parker Jewish Geriatric Institute, New Hyde Park, New York.


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This CD-ROM is part of the Complete Falls Management Library, which includes the essential guide Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management, Fourth Edition as well as 8 CD-ROMs that cover a broad range of falls-related topics, including bed safety, post-fall evaluation, restraint reduction, and more. Each CD-ROM includes PowerPoint presentations for targeted staff training and relevant assessment forms, checklists, and guidelines in printable PDF format.

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