Source: Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing 2011, 16(2) p. 130-139
Date of publication: April 2011
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: A patient fall-risk assessment tool (I’m SAFE) was developed, implemented and linked to a tiered-intervention falls prevention program. A fall-risk evaluation tool was incorporated into electronic nurse documentation along with risk-specific nursing interventions. Intrinsic fall rates declined significantly and have been sustained over 2 years following implementation.
Length of publication: 9 pages
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