National Center for Patient Safety 2004 Falls Toolkit

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National Center for Patient Safety 2004 Falls Toolkit

Description

This toolkit is a collection of resources and tools to help patient care facility staff create and improve comprehensive falls prevention programs. The toolkit can be coordinated across disciplines and care areas to reduce falls and fall-related injuries. It can also help in creating an interdisciplinary falls team for reviewing high fall-risk patients and implement interventions to reduce their risk.

The Falls Toolkit provides information on:

  • Designing a falls prevention and management program
  • Effective interventions for high-risk fall patients
  • Implementing hip protectors for high-risk fall patients
  • Educating patients, families, and staff on falls and fall-injury prevention
The toolkit is organized into the following sections:
  • Introduction
  • Getting started
  • Falls notebook
  • Media tools
  • Resources
  • Contact Us

Developer:

National Center for Patient Safety

Funding Sources:

Department of Veterans Affairs

History

Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: September 2009
Last Updated: 02/12/14

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