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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/164124
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reaching for the Stars -Implementation of a Fall Management Program- The Galaxy Project
Author(s):
Ferguson, Debbie; Grandstaff, Marcy
Author Details:
Debbie Ferguson, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, Community Health Network, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Marcy Grandstaff MSN RN CRRN
Abstract:
Problem and significance: During the years 2002-2003, our three- hospital system documented 1136 inpatient falls. Several of these falls lead to root cause analyses, identifying many areas for improvement in our prior fall assessment. Purpose/objective: The purpose of this project was to develop and implement an evidence-based, interdisciplinary fall program throughout a four-hospital network. Description of program: After an extensive literature search and consultation with experts in the area of fall prevention, a multidisciplinary team was formulated. The team developed a comprehensive program targeted to 1) increase fall risk awareness across all disciplines, 2) develop guidelines for care for patients at risk for falls, 3) introduce and educate new fall risk assessment processes and scale (Morse Fall scale was selected for a high degree of reliability and validity across many patient populations) with fall risk assessment starting in the ED, and 5) initiate multidisciplinary fall prevention interventions (nursing orders). Methods: The network-wide educational program, launched March 2004, consisted of two posters: one for general fall risk awareness, and the second for Morse Scale fall risk assessment. Subsequent educational packets were provided to unit-based leaders along with ongoing updates from our computer documentation teams, clinical news services flyers for general questions, and updates at hospital based practice council meetings. Outcome/evaluation: Ongoing evaluation is currently being done by the unit-based leaders for accuracy of assessment, initiation of interventions, utilization of guidelines of care, feedback from other disciplines (pharmacy, physical therapy, nutritional support). The long-term outcome goal is to decrease all inpatient falls by 5 % in 2004. Conclusion/implication for nursing: The Galaxy Project has significantly shifted paradigms about this aspect of patient safety in all departments. Nursing now has a program that incorporates all aspects of the nursing process.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2005
Conference Name:
CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence
Conference Host:
NACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists
Conference Location:
Orlando, Florida, USA
Description:
Conference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USA
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReaching for the Stars -Implementation of a Fall Management Program- The Galaxy Projecten_GB
dc.contributor.authorFerguson, Debbieen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrandstaff, Marcyen_US
dc.author.detailsDebbie Ferguson, MSN, RN, CCRN, CNRN, Community Health Network, Indianapolis, Indiana, USA, email: nacnsorg@nacns.org; Marcy Grandstaff MSN RN CRRNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/164124-
dc.description.abstractProblem and significance: During the years 2002-2003, our three- hospital system documented 1136 inpatient falls. Several of these falls lead to root cause analyses, identifying many areas for improvement in our prior fall assessment. Purpose/objective: The purpose of this project was to develop and implement an evidence-based, interdisciplinary fall program throughout a four-hospital network. Description of program: After an extensive literature search and consultation with experts in the area of fall prevention, a multidisciplinary team was formulated. The team developed a comprehensive program targeted to 1) increase fall risk awareness across all disciplines, 2) develop guidelines for care for patients at risk for falls, 3) introduce and educate new fall risk assessment processes and scale (Morse Fall scale was selected for a high degree of reliability and validity across many patient populations) with fall risk assessment starting in the ED, and 5) initiate multidisciplinary fall prevention interventions (nursing orders). Methods: The network-wide educational program, launched March 2004, consisted of two posters: one for general fall risk awareness, and the second for Morse Scale fall risk assessment. Subsequent educational packets were provided to unit-based leaders along with ongoing updates from our computer documentation teams, clinical news services flyers for general questions, and updates at hospital based practice council meetings. Outcome/evaluation: Ongoing evaluation is currently being done by the unit-based leaders for accuracy of assessment, initiation of interventions, utilization of guidelines of care, feedback from other disciplines (pharmacy, physical therapy, nutritional support). The long-term outcome goal is to decrease all inpatient falls by 5 % in 2004. Conclusion/implication for nursing: The Galaxy Project has significantly shifted paradigms about this aspect of patient safety in all departments. Nursing now has a program that incorporates all aspects of the nursing process.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T11:42:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T11:42:29Z-
dc.conference.date2005en_US
dc.conference.nameCNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellenceen_US
dc.conference.hostNACNS - National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialistsen_US
dc.conference.locationOrlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.descriptionConference theme: CNS Leadership: Navigating the Healthcare Environment Toward Excellence, held on March 9�12, 2005 in Orlando, Florida, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.en_US
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