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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181ee4468
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Fall Initiatives: Redesigning Best Practice

Kolin, M. Melissa DNP, CRNP, RN; Minnier, Tamara MSN, RN, FACHE; Hale, Kathleen M. MSN, RN; Martin, Susan C. MSN, RN; Thompson, Lucy E. MSN, RN

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Abstract

One of the largest categories of reported adverse events in hospitals are patient falls, which are estimated to cost more than $20 billion a year. With the goal of preventing falls and reducing the seriousness of injuries from falls, a quality improvement project was initiated. The authors discuss the project that resulted in a best practice toolkit related to decreasing fall-related injuries.

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