NOR-MAN RHA. Falls Prevention and Management Program February 2012. Team Members. Team Sponsor: Lois Moberly Executive Director of Clinical services. Darlene Larson Nellie Brown, Joanne Roberts Diane Chambers Kelly Elvin Lori Weiman Pat Kerwin Karen Leifso.
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Falls Prevention and Management ProgramFebruary 2012
There are six measures:
What is our hunch that we that would like to test out?
Would documenting more specific interventions result in the reduction of falls and severity injuries?
Would developing a new fall risk tool for Patients at risk help staff to investigate interventions and triggers.
What do we expect to happen?
Reduce falls by 20%
Staff will become more engaged and cautious
Staff will understand the why’s of falls
How will we measure progress?
Number of falls
Severity of injury related to falls
Is this a pragmatic, realistic, learning cycle? Anything else we need to do?
Yes we must be consistent in our approach and do a follow up of every fall.
We must regularly audit care plans for specificity of interventions.
The team implements and evaluates
identify trends, causes and degrees of injury.
fall prevention strategy.
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