Spano-Szekely, Lauraine, DNP, RN; Winkler, Anne, MA, RN, CCRN; Waters, Cathy, MSN, RN, OCN, NEA-BC; Dealmeida, Susana, MHA, RN-C; Brandt, Kathy, RPh; Williamson, Marsha, MSN, RN-BC, ANP-BC, CCRN-K; Blum, Christina, BSN, RN; Gasper, Lori, BSN, RN; Wright,
Journal of Nursing Care Quality. 34(2):127-132, April/June 2019
Learn how this team evaluated their hospital's fall prevention program and decreased their fall rate – watch the video and be sure to read their article. The team used a clinical practice guideline with 7 key practices to develop an individualized fall prevention program with multiple interventions (nurse-driven mobility assessment, purposeful hourly rounding, video monitoring for confused and impulsive fall-risk patients, and others). The fall rate decreased to 1.14, with a 72% expense reduction based on decreased sitter usage.