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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182800
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Falls Reduction: Tipping the Balance
Author(s):
Fleury, Laura
Author Details:
Laura Fleury, RN PhD, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, email: laura.a.fleury@snhmc.org
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: Hospital falls are a problem for patients, families, nursing staff and institutions. Reporting fall rates and associated risk factors is an important part of a quality improvement initiative. Fall information provided for the NDNQI report is rich data. However, data alone cannot improve quality unless an action plan is developed, interventions implemented, and programs evaluated. Since 2004, prompted by the submission of NDNQI reports, a falls database was created at one community medical center. An analysis of information collected for the database prompted an intensive program to evaluate, plan for, and intervene on behalf of patients at risk. This session describes twelve strategies implemented on the medical-surgical and intensive care units of a community hospital which significantly decreased the incidence of patient falls over an 18 month period from January 2005 through July 2006. A chronology of strategy implementation and resultant effects on fall rate will be presented. Strategies included staff education and reporting, family education and patient awareness. Unique programs such as Peer Safety Rounds, Fall Awareness Day and participation in a statewide Fall Prevention Task Force will be presented. As a result of these strategies an initial fall rate of 10.73 per 1000 patient days dropped to 3.11 per 1000 patient days.
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.titleFalls Reduction: Tipping the Balanceen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFleury, Lauraen_US
dc.author.detailsLaura Fleury, RN PhD, Southern New Hampshire Medical Center, Nashua, New Hampshire, USA, email: laura.a.fleury@snhmc.orgen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182800-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: Hospital falls are a problem for patients, families, nursing staff and institutions. Reporting fall rates and associated risk factors is an important part of a quality improvement initiative. Fall information provided for the NDNQI report is rich data. However, data alone cannot improve quality unless an action plan is developed, interventions implemented, and programs evaluated. Since 2004, prompted by the submission of NDNQI reports, a falls database was created at one community medical center. An analysis of information collected for the database prompted an intensive program to evaluate, plan for, and intervene on behalf of patients at risk. This session describes twelve strategies implemented on the medical-surgical and intensive care units of a community hospital which significantly decreased the incidence of patient falls over an 18 month period from January 2005 through July 2006. A chronology of strategy implementation and resultant effects on fall rate will be presented. Strategies included staff education and reporting, family education and patient awareness. Unique programs such as Peer Safety Rounds, Fall Awareness Day and participation in a statewide Fall Prevention Task Force will be presented. As a result of these strategies an initial fall rate of 10.73 per 1000 patient days dropped to 3.11 per 1000 patient days.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:40:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:40:38Z-
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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