When we first opened the doors at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery, we had quite a few incidents of patient falls. We knew that sleep meds were related to falls, so we wanted to come up with non-pharmacological ways to aid sleep and avoid sleeping pills.
With a grant from the Albert Einstein Society, we offered videos on sleep and meditation through GetWellNetwork . We established an evening tea service for patients, and also developed a sleep kit complete with eye mask, earplugs, and lavender pillow spray.
With rested patients who aren’t drowsy on medication, the hospital has seen a decrease in the number of falls. This is all made possible by employees who’ve invested in the Einstein Society.
Together, donors and grantees like us are making a difference. We are Einstein.
David Mihalic is the Director of Pharmacy at Einstein Medical Center Montgomery