A successful collaborative approach to fall prevention improves service delivery

Source Canadian Nurse  2011, 107(8),  p.  24-29

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 Date of publication: October 2011

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Project to reduce the number of patient falls and their consequences is described. A hospital and community services collaborated to identify and assess patients at risk of falling and an intervention, involving visits by the public health nurse and occupational therapist, was implemented. Improvements in outcomes were measured. Members of the project team make recommendations for health-care professionals interested in initiating similar projects.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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