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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/601941
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Patient Falls: Improving Patient Safety, Continuing Challenge
Other Titles:
Promoting Clinical Outcomes through Performance Improvement [Session]
Author(s):
Boswell, Carol; Tully, Jessica
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Iota Mu
Author Details:
Carol Boswell, RN, CNE, ANEF, carol.boswell@ttuhsc.edu; Jessica Tully, RN-BC, CMSRN, CNML
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: Although the previous Patient Fall Prevention program required adult inpatients be assessed using the Hendrich II Fall Risk Assessment tool on admission and each shift, challenges to identify high risk patients persisted.' A revised Patient Fall Prevention program mandated adult inpatients be assessed using three different aspects of fall potential assessment on admission and each shift. Scoring levels were determined within the program. Methods: A retrospective chart review non-experimental design was implemented to validate the assessment program. A random selection of completed charts was used for the study: pre-program implementation (N= 90) and 6 months Post-program implementation (N=90). Demographical information was collected along with the scores for each of the tools and the High Risk Fall Qualifiers which reflected the nurses' unique assessment. Only aggregate data is reported.' Results: For the statistical analyses, frequencies were computed.' Each tool was analyzed to determine the appropriateness of the tool use.' The number of falls documented during the designated period of time was compared. Conclusion: This presentation will reflect the research process and the results from the study.' The statistics reflect nursing judgment as an important component within the assessment process. While the tools are effective, the addition of nursing perception is essential.
Keywords:
Patient fall protocol; Non-experimental quantitative action research
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15I04
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
26th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Description:
Research Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePatient Falls: Improving Patient Safety, Continuing Challengeen
dc.title.alternativePromoting Clinical Outcomes through Performance Improvement [Session]en
dc.contributor.authorBoswell, Carolen
dc.contributor.authorTully, Jessicaen
dc.contributor.departmentIota Muen
dc.author.detailsCarol Boswell, RN, CNE, ANEF, carol.boswell@ttuhsc.edu; Jessica Tully, RN-BC, CMSRN, CNMLen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/601941-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Purpose: Although the previous Patient Fall Prevention program required adult inpatients be assessed using the Hendrich II Fall Risk Assessment tool on admission and each shift, challenges to identify high risk patients persisted.' A revised Patient Fall Prevention program mandated adult inpatients be assessed using three different aspects of fall potential assessment on admission and each shift. Scoring levels were determined within the program. Methods: A retrospective chart review non-experimental design was implemented to validate the assessment program. A random selection of completed charts was used for the study: pre-program implementation (N= 90) and 6 months Post-program implementation (N=90). Demographical information was collected along with the scores for each of the tools and the High Risk Fall Qualifiers which reflected the nurses' unique assessment. Only aggregate data is reported.' Results: For the statistical analyses, frequencies were computed.' Each tool was analyzed to determine the appropriateness of the tool use.' The number of falls documented during the designated period of time was compared. Conclusion: This presentation will reflect the research process and the results from the study.' The statistics reflect nursing judgment as an important component within the assessment process. While the tools are effective, the addition of nursing perception is essential.en
dc.subjectPatient fall protocolen
dc.subjectNon-experimental quantitative action researchen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T12:59:40Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T12:59:40Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name26th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationSan Juan, Puerto Ricoen
dc.descriptionResearch Congress 2015 Theme: Question Locally, Engage Regionally, Apply Globally. Held at the Puerto Rico Convention Center.en
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