Fall Prevention

Education

PHE Nursing Fall
Prevention Module 2018

Falls pose a significant safety risk for hospitalized patients with annual patient fall rates ranging from 1.7 to 25 falls per 1,000 patient days. Patient falls and related injuries are associated with longer hospitalizations and increased care costs.

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MGH PCS GRAF PIF Scale
Pediatric Competency

Target audience: MGH Pediatric Nurses. This course will describe the tool used at MGH for Pediatric fall risk assessment.

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Fall TIPS
Super User Training

This 45-minute video is a recording from a previous Fall TIPS Webinar. The purpose of this webinar is to review the evidence behind Fall TIPS, how to use the Morse Falls Scale to conduct a fall risk assessment, and the Fall TIPS auditing process.

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Fall Prevention in Hospitals

This 7-minute video is a recording from a previous Fall TIPS Webinar. The purpose of this webinar is to review the evidence behind Fall TIPS, how to use the Morse Falls Scale to conduct a fall risk assessment, and the Fall TIPS auditing process.

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Fall TIPS Champion
Training Program
New Champion

These slides describe the role, responsibilities and other important function for staff new to the unit based champion role.

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Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding TIPS Audits

We recommend that you choose patients who have been in the hospital for at least one day and are alert and oriented.

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Preventing Falls in the Hospital and at Home - an MGH brochure (Can be ordered through Standard Register, item #84167)

Fall prevention videos for patients:(viewable via MGH in-house TV) Dial 4-5212 on the bedside phone. Follow the voice prompts and enter video number into the system. Tune the television to the channel as instructed. The video will start playing within 30 seconds.
Last Updated: 9/16/2020