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Factors associated with falls among hospital inpatients

Munsterman, Ellen, MSN, APRN, AGCNS-BC; Hodo, Ashley, MSN, RN, NEA-BC; Newcomb, Patricia, PhD, RN

doi: 10.1097/01.NUMA.0000547259.22709.82
Feature: Safety solutions: Monitoring

Most inpatient falls can be eliminated or markedly reduced if nursing staff members adhere to high reliability organization principles, according to this mixed-methods study.

At Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, Ellen Munsterman is the gerontology program coordinator, Ashley Hodo is the program manager for clinical excellence, and Patricia Newcomb is a nurse scientist.

The authors have disclosed no financial relationships related to this article.

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