Monday, March 28, 2011

Preventing Falls in Acute Care Hospitals

INQRI grantee Patti Dykes was recently interviewed for a piece in the American Journal of Nursing regarding her team's FallTIPs toolkit.  This INQRI project addressed gaps in knowledge by establishing linkages between nursing fall risk assessment, risk communication and tailored interventions to prevent falls. The goal of this study was to prevent patient falls by translating an individual patient's fall risk assessment into a decision support intervention. This innovative intervention communicates fall risk status and creates a tailored evidence-based plan of care that is accessible to interdisciplinary team members, paraprofessionals, patients and family members.

Click here to read the interview in the American Journal of Nursing.

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