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Outcomes of Adding Patient and Family Engagement Education to Fall Prevention Bundled Interventions

Opsahl, Angela G. DNP, RN, CPHQ; Ebright, Patricia PhD, RN, FAAN; Cangany, Marty DNP, RN, ACNS-BC; Lowder, Melissa DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN; Scott, Dawn MBA, BSN, RN, RNC-OB, NE-BC; Shaner, Tamara MSN, RN, ONC, NE-BC

doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0000000000000232
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Nurses strive to reduce risk and ensure patient safety from falls in health care systems. Patients and their families are able to take a more active role in reducing falls. The focus of this article is on the use of bundled fall prevention interventions highlighted by a patient/family engagement educational video. The implementation of this quality improvement intervention across 2 different patient populations was successful in achieving unit benchmarks.

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Indiana University School of Nursing, Columbus and Indianapolis (Drs Opsahl and Ebright); Franciscan St. Francis Health, Indianapolis, Indiana (Dr Cangany); and Franciscan St. Francis Health, Mooresville, Indiana (Dr Lowder and Mss Scott and Shaner).

Correspondence: Angela G. Opsahl, DNP, RN, CPHQ, Indiana University School of Nursing at IUPUC, 4601 Central Ave, CC Office #251B, Columbus, IN 47203 (agopsahl@iupui.edu).

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

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Accepted for publication: August 2, 2016

Published ahead of print: September 21, 2016

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