Patient fall-risk assessment tool linked to falls prevention programme reduces falls

Source:  Journal for Specialists in Pediatric Nursing   2011, 16(2) p. 130-139

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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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