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Journal of Nursing Administration:
doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3182942c5a
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Partnering to Prevent Falls: Using a Multimodal Multidisciplinary Team

Volz, Tina M. PhD, RN; Swaim, T. Jane MS, RN

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Abstract

An organizational goal to decrease fall rates was initiated using a multidisciplinary, multimodal approach. One innovative strategy was the Friday fall review, where nurse managers present each fall that occurred to determine causes and potential preventive measures. Results of the project include a fall rate below the benchmark for 9 of 10 recent consecutive quarters. Because of the success of this initiative, the quality department has adopted the format to review all core measure indicators where there is noncompliance or less than optimal performance.

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