Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing, 2013, published online
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Date of publication: February 2013
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: There is great potential for fall to occur in an emergency department due to the unpredictability of its nature, and therefore such predictions are challenging. The first step to preventing patient harm is accurately identifying patients who are at risk of falling. A new falls risk assessment tool has been created for exactly this type of scenario, which also needed staff training to use it consistently and accurately. By improving the identification of falls risks a trend towards reduction of falls and related injuries was shown.
Length of publication: 1 page
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