Accidental falls are the most common reported patient safety incident in hospitals with rates from 2.9 to 13 per 1,000 patient days. Up to 30 percent of falls result in injury including death. Interventions targeted to patients' fall risk factors are necessary to reduce falls but few hospital fall prevention programs have implemented such an approach.
Next week, INQRI grantees Marita Titler, Paul Conlon, and their team will be presenting the results of their 18 month study which was designed to implement fall prevention interventions targeted to patient risk factors and evaluate use of these practices and their impact on reducing falls and fall related injuries.
Please join us to learn more about this exciting work.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013: 4pm-5pmET