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J Nurs Adm. 2010 Sep;40(9):384-91. doi: 10.1097/NNA.0b013e3181ee4468.

Fall initiatives: redesigning best practice.

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  • 1Patient Care Services, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Horizon Campus, Greenville, Pennsylvania, USA. kolinmm@upmc.edu

Abstract

One of the largest categories of reported adverse events in hospitals are patient falls, which are estimated to cost more than $20 billion a year. With the goal of preventing falls and reducing the seriousness of injuries from falls, a quality improvement project was initiated. The authors discuss the project that resulted in a best practice toolkit related to decreasing fall-related injuries.

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