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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182790
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Partnering with Patients to Eliminate Falls
Author(s):
Dugan, Lisa
Author Details:
Lisa Dugan, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, Virginia, USA, email: lisa@lh.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Partnering with Patients to Eliminate Falls! The Joint Commission on Healthcare Accreditation (JCAHO) has reported that 4.9% of sentinel events were due to falls. Hip fractures in elderly patients who fall can be devastating with 20% of them dying within one year. This makes fall prevention a top priority for all healthcare organizations in their effort to build a safe patient culture. In September 2006 the hospital conducted an extensive evaluation of our Fall Prevention Program and identified areas for improvement. A multidisciplinary fall prevention team began meeting. The first and most important safety culture change was to recognize that everyone is at risk to fall while hospitalized. Fall risk interventions were then stratified according to the level of risk category each patient fell into after conducting a falls risk assessment. Patient rounding was implemented every hour that included assessment for pain, repositioning and need for toileting. A "Fall Prevention Safety Plan" was introduced to patients on admission and requires the nurse to educate the patient about their fall risk score, individual risk of falling. Together they discuss how the patient and staff can help keep that patient safe. In addition, all hospital staff were educated regarding fall prevention to eliminate falls as a team. When we first began evaluating our falls program we had a fall rate of 4.2 falls per 1,000 patient days. Since we started we have reduced the fall rate to 2.8 falls per 1,000 patients.
Repository Posting Date:
28-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
28-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2007
Conference Name:
ANCC National Magnet Conference
Conference Host:
American Nurses Credentialing Center
Conference Location:
Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Description:
"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, 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.titlePartnering with Patients to Eliminate Fallsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDugan, Lisaen_US
dc.author.detailsLisa Dugan, Inova Loudoun Hospital, Leesburg, Virginia, USA, email: lisa@lh.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182790-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Partnering with Patients to Eliminate Falls! The Joint Commission on Healthcare Accreditation (JCAHO) has reported that 4.9% of sentinel events were due to falls. Hip fractures in elderly patients who fall can be devastating with 20% of them dying within one year. This makes fall prevention a top priority for all healthcare organizations in their effort to build a safe patient culture. In September 2006 the hospital conducted an extensive evaluation of our Fall Prevention Program and identified areas for improvement. A multidisciplinary fall prevention team began meeting. The first and most important safety culture change was to recognize that everyone is at risk to fall while hospitalized. Fall risk interventions were then stratified according to the level of risk category each patient fell into after conducting a falls risk assessment. Patient rounding was implemented every hour that included assessment for pain, repositioning and need for toileting. A "Fall Prevention Safety Plan" was introduced to patients on admission and requires the nurse to educate the patient about their fall risk score, individual risk of falling. Together they discuss how the patient and staff can help keep that patient safe. In addition, all hospital staff were educated regarding fall prevention to eliminate falls as a team. When we first began evaluating our falls program we had a fall rate of 4.2 falls per 1,000 patient days. Since we started we have reduced the fall rate to 2.8 falls per 1,000 patients.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:40:12Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:40:12Z-
dc.conference.date2007en_US
dc.conference.nameANCC National Magnet Conferenceen_US
dc.conference.hostAmerican Nurses Credentialing Centeren_US
dc.conference.locationAtlanta, Georgia, USAen_US
dc.description"Connect, Empower and Celebrate" was the theme of the 11th American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) National Magnet Conference, held 3-5 October, 2007 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.en_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.-
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