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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/182830
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Fall Prevention Initiatives in Dementia Care
Author(s):
Inventor, Ben; Williams, Lisa
Author Details:
Ben Inventor, MSN, CNP, Rush University Medical Center, Berwyn, Illinois, USA, email: b.inventor@comcast.net; Lisa Williams, BSN
Abstract:
Poster Presentation: As a tertiary level inpatient geriatric psychiatry program in a metropolitan area, patients who are admitted come in from a variety of settings and present with a wide range of problems including frequent falls. The unit based quality improvement committee of our shared governance organization, is responsible for responding to quality improvement data by developing appropriate initiatives to improve nursing practice and patient care. Incidents of patient fall reached as high as 17 per month necessitating staff to take on fall prevention for quality improvement. A Fall Prevention Task Force, comprised of unit director and staff nurses was created to examine existing problems and current practices and train staff on evidence-based strategies to decrease fall incidents. Initiatives, including application of person-centered care, creation of intense-bed monitoring rooms and restraint-free fall prevention strategies proved successful in decreasing fall incidents to less than 5 per month. This presentation will: Describe the inception and function of the Fall Prevention Task Force; Describe the theoretical framework and concepts of Person-centered Care and its relevance in fall prevention; Present the creation and components of Intense-bed Monitoring Rooms; Discuss evidence-based restraint-free initiatives for fall prevention, including modification in environment and introduction of "Foam Chairs;" Discuss results of fall prevention program including identification of frequent fallers and successful prevention of recurrent falls; and Present recommendations for application fall prevention program to different care settings. [Please contact presenter for more information.]
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.titleFall Prevention Initiatives in Dementia Careen_GB
dc.contributor.authorInventor, Benen_US
dc.contributor.authorWilliams, Lisaen_US
dc.author.detailsBen Inventor, MSN, CNP, Rush University Medical Center, Berwyn, Illinois, USA, email: b.inventor@comcast.net; Lisa Williams, BSNen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/182830-
dc.description.abstractPoster Presentation: As a tertiary level inpatient geriatric psychiatry program in a metropolitan area, patients who are admitted come in from a variety of settings and present with a wide range of problems including frequent falls. The unit based quality improvement committee of our shared governance organization, is responsible for responding to quality improvement data by developing appropriate initiatives to improve nursing practice and patient care. Incidents of patient fall reached as high as 17 per month necessitating staff to take on fall prevention for quality improvement. A Fall Prevention Task Force, comprised of unit director and staff nurses was created to examine existing problems and current practices and train staff on evidence-based strategies to decrease fall incidents. Initiatives, including application of person-centered care, creation of intense-bed monitoring rooms and restraint-free fall prevention strategies proved successful in decreasing fall incidents to less than 5 per month. This presentation will: Describe the inception and function of the Fall Prevention Task Force; Describe the theoretical framework and concepts of Person-centered Care and its relevance in fall prevention; Present the creation and components of Intense-bed Monitoring Rooms; Discuss evidence-based restraint-free initiatives for fall prevention, including modification in environment and introduction of "Foam Chairs;" Discuss results of fall prevention program including identification of frequent fallers and successful prevention of recurrent falls; and Present recommendations for application fall prevention program to different care settings. [Please contact presenter for more information.]en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-28T15:41:59Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-28en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-28T15:41:59Z-
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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