Good Practices in Preventing Patient Falls: A Collection of Case Studies
What four key risk assessments helped Life Care Center of Winter Haven in Florida decrease its resident fall rates from 25% to 7% in three years? Why did Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston invite a former cancer patient to help with its patient falls task force? The answers to these questions and other real-life fall reduction initiatives are featured in Good Practices in Preventing Patient Falls: A Collection of Case Studies. Patient falls occur in a variety of health care settings. Many patients do not look as if they are at risk of falling. As a result, health care organizations need to conduct fall risk assessments to quickly identify at-risk patients and implement a fall reduction program to help keep patients safe. With this book, readers review the basics of fall risk assessment. Readers also learn fall reduction strategies that can be adapted to fit the needs of a variety of health care settings.
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