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Journal of Nursing Care Quality:
doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3182a98247
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Effectiveness of Team Training on Fall Prevention

Spiva, LeeAnna PhD, RN, PLNC; Robertson, Bethany DNP, CNM; Delk, Marcia L. MD, MBA; Patrick, Sara MSN, RN; Kimrey, Margaret Michelle BSN, RN, PCCN-CMC; Green, Beverly BSN, RN; Gallagher, Erin BS

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Abstract

A longitudinal, repeated-measures design with intervention and comparison groups was used to evaluate the effect of a training curriculum based on TeamSTEPPS with video vignettes focusing on fall prevention. Questionnaires, behavioral observations, and fall data were collected over 9 months from both groups located at separate hospitals. The intervention group questionnaire scores improved on all measures except teamwork perception, while observations revealed an improvement in communication compared with the control group. Furthermore, a 60% fall reduction rate was reported in the intervention group. Team training may be a promising intervention to reduce falls.

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