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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308499
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Poster
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Implementation and Evaluation of a Falls Reduction Pilot
Author(s):
Kitchens, Jennifer L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha
Author Details:
Jennifer Kitchens, MSN,RN, ACNS-BC, CVRN, jennifer.kitchens@wishard.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Problem:  Falls are a key patient safety measure and can lead to increased injury, length of stay, and cost.  Increasing patient and staff awareness is one way to reduce incidence of falls. 

Purpose:  The purpose is to implement and evaluate a fall pilot program on a medical-surgical unit. 

Methods:    The fall intervention selected for the pilot is a “Call don’t fall” sign that will be placed in the patients’ room and bathroom with the rationale of increasing patient and staff awareness via implementation of a visual reminder.  The sign includes a picture and is written in both English and Spanish.  Evaluation data is examination of fall rates pre- and post-implementation.  Patient and staff surveys were designed to evaluate the fall intervention.  The survey will be scored using a 4 point Likert scale (1=strongly disagree, 4=strongly agree, higher scores equaling a more positive response).  Patient survey items include:  noticing the sign in room/bathroom; ease of understanding; reminded/encouraged to ask for assistance; perception if received verbal instruction; reinforced what caregiver taught; satisfaction, and perception of effectiveness.  Staff survey items include:  noticing the sign in room/bathroom; perception of patients noticing and understanding the sign; perception if the sign helped remind/encourage patients to ask for assistance; use of the sign for patient education; satisfaction; perception of effectiveness; and primary shift worked.  This pilot will be rolled out in one month.   Staff nurse fall champions have been developed to assist with roll out, education, and survey data collection.  Staff nurses have been educated on proper data collection procedure.  Stakeholders have been contacted for feedback prior to implementation.     

Future evaluation:  Fall rates and survey responses will be evaluated monthly after pilot is initiated to evaluate effectiveness of the “Call don’t fall” sign.  Changes will be made to pilot if indicated based on evaluation data.

Keywords:
fall; medical surgical; evidence based practice
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryFull-texten_GB
dc.typePosteren_GB
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.titleImplementation and Evaluation of a Falls Reduction Piloten_GB
dc.contributor.authorKitchens, Jennifer L.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentAlphaen_GB
dc.author.detailsJennifer Kitchens, MSN,RN, ACNS-BC, CVRN, jennifer.kitchens@wishard.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308499en
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013, Tuesday, November 19, 2013</p>Problem:  Falls are a key patient safety measure and can lead to increased injury, length of stay, and cost.  Increasing patient and staff awareness is one way to reduce incidence of falls.  <p>Purpose:  The purpose is to implement and evaluate a fall pilot program on a medical-surgical unit.  <p>Methods:    The fall intervention selected for the pilot is a “Call don’t fall” sign that will be placed in the patients’ room and bathroom with the rationale of increasing patient and staff awareness via implementation of a visual reminder.  The sign includes a picture and is written in both English and Spanish.  Evaluation data is examination of fall rates pre- and post-implementation.  Patient and staff surveys were designed to evaluate the fall intervention.  The survey will be scored using a 4 point Likert scale (1=strongly disagree, 4=strongly agree, higher scores equaling a more positive response).  Patient survey items include:  noticing the sign in room/bathroom; ease of understanding; reminded/encouraged to ask for assistance; perception if received verbal instruction; reinforced what caregiver taught; satisfaction, and perception of effectiveness.  Staff survey items include:  noticing the sign in room/bathroom; perception of patients noticing and understanding the sign; perception if the sign helped remind/encourage patients to ask for assistance; use of the sign for patient education; satisfaction; perception of effectiveness; and primary shift worked.  This pilot will be rolled out in one month.   Staff nurse fall champions have been developed to assist with roll out, education, and survey data collection.  Staff nurses have been educated on proper data collection procedure.  Stakeholders have been contacted for feedback prior to implementation.      <p>Future evaluation:  Fall rates and survey responses will be evaluated monthly after pilot is initiated to evaluate effectiveness of the “Call don’t fall” sign.  Changes will be made to pilot if indicated based on evaluation data.en_GB
dc.subjectfallen_GB
dc.subjectmedical surgicalen_GB
dc.subjectevidence based practiceen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:09Zen
dc.date.issued2013-12-19en
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:09Zen
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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