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Transforming Care at the Bedside How-to Guide: Reducing Patient Injuries from Falls
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This How-to Guide highlights four promising changes designed to reduce patient injury from falls on medical-surgical units; specifies practical step-by-step changes that can be tested; and provides tips, tools, resources, and case studies of hospitals that have implemented many of the changes.
Author in the Room: Screening for Patient Falls
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February 2007 | A discussion with the author of the JAMA article "The Rational Clinical Exam: Will My Patient Fall?"
Author in the Room: The Patient Who Falls
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April 2010 | A discussion with the author of the JAMA article "The Patient Who Falls."
Reducing Falls in the UK’s Healthy Communities Collaborative: Discovering Change Agents Around the Tea Kettle
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The Healthy Communities Collaborative in the UK has achieved an impressive 32 percent reduction in falls among older citizens — translating to an annual savings of roughly £630,000 (US$1.45 million) — by mobilizing average citizens to use improvement methodologies to achieve measurable and sustainable change.
The ABCs of Reducing Harm from Falls
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Trinity Medical Center (Rockland, Illinois, USA) reduced moderate-to-severe injury from falls on one pilot unit by identifying high-risk patients, then spread the successful changes to the local three-hospital system.
Preventing Falls in the GI Surgical Unit
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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston, Texas, USA) has reduced the average rate of inpatient falls in the gastrointestinal (GI) surgical unit by 76 percent.
Reducing Harm from Falls with Teamwork and Focused Assessment
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Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital (Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA) reduced patient injury from falls by implementing early assessment tools to identify at-risk patients and other changes to reliably reduce preventable injuries.
The clinical transformation of Ascension Health: Eliminating all preventable injuries and deaths
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In 2002 Ascension Health, a 67-hospital not-for-profit health care system, embarked on a journey of clinical transformation to eliminate preventable injuries or deaths. This transformational change implies a much greater pace of change than that reflected in traditional, incremental change processes.
Falls, injuries due to falls, and the risk of admission to a nursing home
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This article describes a study which tested the prevalence of falls in nursing homes.
Northeastern Ohio Trauma Study: III. Incidence of fractures
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This article describes a study which attempted to determine the frequency with which fractures are encountered in emergency care and to estimate the incidence of fractures in a well-defined population
Northeastern Ohio Trauma Study: II. Injury rates by age, sex, and cause
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Using a 1977 sample of emergency department visits in five northeastern Ohio counties, this article describes a study which attempted to determine the frequency with which fractures are encountered by age, sex, and cause.
The cost and frequency of hospitalization for fall-related injuries in older adults
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This article describes a study which reviewed the 1989 elderly hospitalizations in Washington State for fall-related injuries.
Hip fractures in the elderly: A world-wide projection
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This article describes a study which applied available incidence rates for hip fracture from various parts of the world to projected populations in 1990, 2025 and 2050 in order to estimate the numbers of hip fractures that might occur in each of the major continental regions.
Falls and instability in the elderly
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This article describes a study which examined falls and instability in the elderly population.
Falls among the elderly: Epidemiology and prevention
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This article contends that a majority of patient falls can be broken down into three preventable causes: reduced peripheral neurosensation, the use of psychoactive medication, and environmental hazards.
The future of hip fractures in the United States: Numbers, costs, and potential effects of postmenopausal estrogen
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This article cites that with the increasing number of elderly people in the United States, the total number of hip fractures in persons 50 years and older will rise from 238,000 to 512,000 by the year 2040, with a concomitant increase in avoidable deaths, disability, and medical costs.
Economic dimensions of slip and fall injuries
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This article provides an update of annual economic costs created by fall injuries. The costs are also projected through the year 2020.
The economic cost of hip fractures in community-dwelling older adults: A prospective study
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This article describes a study which attempted to evaluate the incremental cost in the year after hip fracture.
Clinical Risk Management: Enhancing Patient Safety
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Standard text reflects developments in the field and includes a new section on the conditions of safe practice.
Fall risk assessment measures: An analytic review
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The authors of this article attempt to summarize existing fall risk assessment scales to enable more informed choices regarding their use.
Preventing Patient Falls
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This book is the product of the author's eight years of research into patient falls and how to prevent them.
Injury prevention: Second of two parts
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This article describes a study which focused on injury prevention in hospitals, including falls prevention.
Injury prevention: First of two parts
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This article describes a study which focused on injury prevention in hospitals, including falls prevention.
The experience of a community hospital in quantifying and reducing patient falls
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The author reviews patient falls in a 248-bed acute care community hospital in order to quantify the number of patient falls and identify what factors precipitated these falls.
Intensive safety effort cuts falls, ulcers, and drug errors at once disgraced FL hospital
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Drug errors, hospital-acquired pressure injuries, and patient falls are the most frequent adverse events in hospitals.
  
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