The project team consisted of two unit managers, the clinical nurse specialist overseeing fall prevention
for the hospital, and two unit clinical nurses who functioned in a charge nurse role and were members of the unit's Practice and Quality Committee.
Each coalition, she said, is tailored to meet local needs and relies on partnerships to promote fall prevention
Overall, evidence strongly suggests that implementation of a pediatric fall prevention
program using an effective tool such as the Humpty Dumpty Fall Scale can increase healthcare provider awareness of those at risk for falls and reduce the rate of falls for the inpatient pediatric population (Cooper & Nolt, 2007; Harvey et al., 2010; Hill-Rodriguez et al., 2009; Rouse et al, 2014).
To reduce injuries from falls, Butcher (2013) emphasized the need to educate patients about their fall and injury risks and suggested teach-back was an effective patient-centered fall prevention
strategy (e.g., patients demonstrating to the nurse how to use the call button).
Plans should adopt the kinds of fall prevention
programs that have been shown to deliver measurable benefits for older individuals.
STEADI--older adult fall prevention
. Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, CDC; 2015.
knowledge, attitude, and practices of community stakeholders and older adults.
Developing a multisystem fall prevention
model, incorporating the physical environment, the care process and technology: a sustematic review.
Deval Patrick, by proclamation, has declared September "Fall Prevention
Month'' and Sept.
Why is it so important to educate people about fall prevention
Background and Purpose: Fall risk assessment is a necessary component of fall prevention
Using fall prevention
interventions as part of recreational therapy programs may decrease the risk of falls and fractures among older adults (Bruce, Devine, & Prince, 2002).