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Why implement Fall TIPS?
Fall Prevention Related Equipment
Policies, Procedures & Guidelines:
Fall Risk Assessment Standard for The Adult General In Patient Care Units
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Fall Risk Assessment Standard
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Diane Carroll, RN; Ann Hurley, RN; John Dykes; and Blackford Middleton, MD, presented their poster, “Validation of Icons to Communicate Fall Risk and Tailored Interventions to Prevent Patient Falls,” at the 22nd Annual Scientific Sessions, Celebrating Diversity in Nursing Science, in Providence, March 25, 2010.
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.
The Joint Commission has established standards related to patient falls. These standards include:
The American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) requires Magnet-designated organizations to track nationally-benchmarked nursing sensitive indicators (NSIs) to continually inform improvement efforts related enhance patient outcomes. Examples of NSIs include, but are not limited to: patient falls, hospital-acquired pressure ulcers, blood stream infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and restraint use.
This month's featured term: Patient fall
A patient fall is a sudden unintentional descent, with or without injury that results in the patient coming to rest on the floor, on or against some other surface.
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