The frequency of hospital falls is a significant clinical problem and directly related to patient safety. Failure to identify potential risk factors and to implement individualized measures for fall prevention can threaten patients’ safety and lead to increased hospital length of stay, increased hospital cost, and reduced quality of life for patients. The purpose of this project was to enhance an evidence-based, fall prevention program to effect a reduction in falls and falls injury. The project is supported by a multidisciplinary hospital team and builds on a community hospital’s fall reduction program. Falls and falls with injury frequencies for 6 months prior to implementation will be compared to 3 months following implementation of the revised fall prevention program. Frequencies of falls and falls with injury will continue to be monitored for each month following the initial 3-month period.
Catino, Anne, "Effect of a Community Hospital’s Sustainable and Enhanced Fall Prevention Quality Improvement Program on Inpatient Falls and Falls with Injury: A Before and After Study" (2023). DNP Scholarly Projects. 27.