Reduction of Falls and Fall-Related Injuries in Highly Engaged, Low Performing Hospitals

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602044
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
Reduction of Falls and Fall-Related Injuries in Highly Engaged, Low Performing Hospitals
Author(s):
Flynn, Rebekah L.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Alpha Iota
Author Details:
Rebekah L. Flynn, RN, OCN, rlfmtf@mail.missouri.edu
Abstract:
Session presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Nature and scope of the project: The Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) is a collaborative effort between the American Hospital Association and Hospital Research and Education Trust (HRET) to reduce preventable harms in healthcare.' Project sponsorship and oversight is provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicate Services.' The Missouri Hospital Association has an active HEN with 94 participating hospitals.' HEN goals are to reduce preventable harms in key areas: adverse drug events, catheter associated urinary tract infections, central line associated blood stream infections, falls, pressure ulcers, readmissions, surgical site infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and venous thromboembolism.' This project focused on reduction of falls and fall-related injuries in Missouri hospitals.' According to HRET, each fall increases costs by approximately $11,250.' Effective fall prevention can provide a safer patient environment and reduce hospital costs from injuries. Synthesis and analysis of supporting literature:' Literature was reviewed to determine best practices in fall risk assessment and prevention.' A fall prevention toolkit was created and included evidence-based resources such as adult, pediatric, and mental health-specific risk assessment tools and guidelines for use of low beds, helmets, hip protectors, patient contracts and post fall huddles.' Project implementation: 'Falls data collected since January 2012 has been used to complete a Harm Across the Board storyboard for many HEN hospitals.' Hospitals with higher than average fall rates were invited to participate.' An individualized gap analysis determined current practice and areas for potential improvements for each hospital.' Coaching in best practices was provided via in-person site visits or conference calls.' A fall prevention seminar, held in June 2014, allowed high-performing hospitals to share successful fall reduction strategies. Evaluation criteria:' The goal is to reduce hospital fall rates by 40%.' If a hospital has increased fall rates, additional coaching and resources are provided.' Outcomes:' Results of preliminary analysis of data from'23 hospitals are reported.' Since January 2013,'106 falls have been prevented resulting in an estimated cost savings of $1.192 million.' Recommendations:' Assessment, coaching, and data collection will continue through December 2014.' If interventions are successful and sustainable, the fall prevention program could expand to other settings.
Keywords:
Preventable harm; Fall prevention interventions; Reduction of falls and fall-related injuries
MeSH:
Accidental Falls--prevention & control
Repository Posting Date:
17-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
17-Mar-2016 ; 17-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
INRC15PST405
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.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleReduction of Falls and Fall-Related Injuries in Highly Engaged, Low Performing Hospitalsen
dc.contributor.authorFlynn, Rebekah L.en
dc.contributor.departmentAlpha Iotaen
dc.author.detailsRebekah L. Flynn, RN, OCN, rlfmtf@mail.missouri.eduen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602044-
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Sunday, July 26, 2015: Nature and scope of the project: The Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) is a collaborative effort between the American Hospital Association and Hospital Research and Education Trust (HRET) to reduce preventable harms in healthcare.' Project sponsorship and oversight is provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicate Services.' The Missouri Hospital Association has an active HEN with 94 participating hospitals.' HEN goals are to reduce preventable harms in key areas: adverse drug events, catheter associated urinary tract infections, central line associated blood stream infections, falls, pressure ulcers, readmissions, surgical site infections, ventilator-associated pneumonia, and venous thromboembolism.' This project focused on reduction of falls and fall-related injuries in Missouri hospitals.' According to HRET, each fall increases costs by approximately $11,250.' Effective fall prevention can provide a safer patient environment and reduce hospital costs from injuries. Synthesis and analysis of supporting literature:' Literature was reviewed to determine best practices in fall risk assessment and prevention.' A fall prevention toolkit was created and included evidence-based resources such as adult, pediatric, and mental health-specific risk assessment tools and guidelines for use of low beds, helmets, hip protectors, patient contracts and post fall huddles.' Project implementation: 'Falls data collected since January 2012 has been used to complete a Harm Across the Board storyboard for many HEN hospitals.' Hospitals with higher than average fall rates were invited to participate.' An individualized gap analysis determined current practice and areas for potential improvements for each hospital.' Coaching in best practices was provided via in-person site visits or conference calls.' A fall prevention seminar, held in June 2014, allowed high-performing hospitals to share successful fall reduction strategies. Evaluation criteria:' The goal is to reduce hospital fall rates by 40%.' If a hospital has increased fall rates, additional coaching and resources are provided.' Outcomes:' Results of preliminary analysis of data from'23 hospitals are reported.' Since January 2013,'106 falls have been prevented resulting in an estimated cost savings of $1.192 million.' Recommendations:' Assessment, coaching, and data collection will continue through December 2014.' If interventions are successful and sustainable, the fall prevention program could expand to other settings.en
dc.subjectPreventable harmen
dc.subjectFall prevention interventionsen
dc.subjectReduction of falls and fall-related injuriesen
dc.subject.meshAccidental Falls--prevention & controlen
dc.date.available2016-03-17T13:02:31Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-17-
dc.date.issued2016-03-17en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-17T13:02:31Zen
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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