FEATURESFall Prevention and Injury Reduction Utilizing Virtual Sitters in Hospitalized Patients A Literature ReviewHogan Quigley, Beth DNP, MSN, RN, CRNP; Renz, Susan M. PhD, DNP, RN, GNP-BC; Bradway, Christine PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF Author Information Author Affiliation: Biobehavioral and Health Science Department, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia. The authors have disclosed that they have no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Funding: Nursing Honor Society Sigma Xi Chapter $1000.00 grant. Corresponding author: Beth Hogan Quigley, DNP, MSN, RN, CRNP, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, 480 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104 ([email protected]). https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5343-5484 CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing: December 2021 - Volume 39 - Issue 12 - p 929-934 doi: 10.1097/CIN.0000000000000773 Buy Erratum Metrics Abstract Falls and fall-associated injuries continue to occur in hospitals worldwide. Video monitoring using virtual sitters is a novel, cost-effective concept that has emerged as an intervention to address falls and maintain safety for hospitalized patients. This literature review examines the evidence regarding hospital-associated falls and fall-related injuries when video monitoring and virtual sitters were included as an intervention. Ten observational studies and two quasi-experimental studies (N = 12) were identified for inclusion from the Cumulative Index of Nursing and Allied Health Literature, Scopus, and PubMed databases. Overall, current evidence is focused on fall rates and cost savings. Eight studies demonstrated a fall reduction and the remaining three showed no statistical difference in fall rates with the use of video surveillance or virtual sitters. Cost savings for these interventions are based on the transition from 1:1 observation to virtual sitters; all 12 studies reported decreased overall costs transitioning to virtual sitters. Small sample size and limited studies are the primary limitations of current published evidence. As the novel clinical practice evolves and more hospitals are equipped with video capability, future research with virtual sitters should include expanded patient populations, a focus on fall-related injuries, and examinations of staff safety. Erratum Based on communication from the authors of a previously published study (Quigley P, Votruba L, Kaminski J. Outcomes of patient engaged video surveillance on falls and other adverse events. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 2019; 35(2):253-263), the authors clarified their disclosure statements regarding role, employment status, and access to data, the authors of the current work have recategorized the previous study with a GRADE rating of +2. CIN: Computers, Informatics, Nursing. 40(4):235, April 2022. Copyright © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.