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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e318266810e
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Impact of the Unit-Based Patient Safety Officer

Nedved, Patricia MSN, RN, CENP; Chaudhry, Rabhea MS-HSM; Pilipczuk, Dina MBA; Shah, Shital PhD

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Abstract

One organization assessed the association between increased caregiver hours per patient-day and a reduction in inpatient falls by adding a new role for a patient safety officer. Although the role was statistically significant in reducing patient falls by 50% on the intervention unit, fall reductions were not statistically significant when compared with the control unit.

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