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Preventing falls and fall-related injuries are important issues for all hospitals. Patient falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for patients over 65 years of age. The goal is to reduce the number and severity of falls while increasing mobility. It is important that all healthcare facilities be up to date on the current evidence-based literature to reduce and prevent falls. Falls are an important patient safety and risk management issue and the No. 1 hospital-acquired condition.
|- Falls as a TJC sentinel event||- Definitions of a fall||- Fall predictors|
|- TJC and CMS standards||- Risk assessment tools||- Intrinsic causes|
|- TJC targeted solutions||- Measurement of fall||- Extrinsic causes|
|- AHRQ fall assessment toolkit||- Classifications of falls||- Risk assessment|
|- Intervention/prevention strategies||- Individual risk factors||- Staffing levels|
|- Change in condition post-fall||- Fall prevention program||- Bedrail hazard|
|- Patient/family education||- Environmental rounds||- Staff education|
|- Post-fall assessment||- Medications and fall risk||And so much more!|