ARTICLESUnderstanding the Prevalence of Inpatient Falls Associated With Toileting in Adult Acute Care SettingsTzeng, Huey-Ming PhD, RNAuthor Information Division of Nursing Business and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Corresponding Author: Huey-Ming Tzeng, PhD, RN, Division of Nursing Business and Health Systems, School of Nursing, University of Michigan, 400 North Ingalls, Room 4156, Ann Arbor, MI 48109 ([email protected]). Accepted for publication: May 21, 2009. Journal of Nursing Care Quality: January 2010 - Volume 25 - Issue 1 - p 22-30 doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181afa321 Buy Metrics Abstract This qualitative study determined the prevalence of inpatient falls that were associated with toileting in a Michigan community hospital. Of all falls, 45.2% were related to toileting. The most common theme was falling on the way from the bed or chair to the bathroom. Nurses should focus on safe patient transfers and on using the completed risk assessment and should develop an individualized prevention plan for each patient based on their needs. © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.