Source: American Journal of Nursing 2011, 111(3) p. 14
Date of publication: March 2011
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell:
The tool kit, tailored fall-prevention interventions to the patient, integrating health information technology with routine assessments of a patient’s risk of falling. The three components of the tool kit were patient-and family-friendly educational handouts, a plan of care for healthcare professionals, and an over-the-bed poster containing icons and brief descriptors of the patient’s fall risk and “actionable interventions” to mitigate that risk. The researchers calculated that the use of the tool kit could prevent one fall every four days, 7.5 falls per month, and about 90 falls yearly on the units involved in the study.
Length of publication: 1 page