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Intermountain-led CMS Hospital Engagement Network Falls Prevention July 11, 2014 Affinity Call. Marlyn Conti –Patient Safety Initiatives Manager Intermountain Quality and Patient Safety. Outline for Discussion. Review of data  through Q1 2014

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Intermountain led cms hospital engagement network falls prevention july 11 2014 affinity call

Intermountain-led CMS Hospital Engagement Network Falls PreventionJuly 11, 2014 Affinity Call

Marlyn Conti –Patient Safety Initiatives Manager

Intermountain Quality and Patient Safety


Outline for discussion

Outline for Discussion

  • Review of data  through Q1 2014

  • ‘High performers’ – Identify and ask what they are doing?

  • Falls recommended metrics

  • “Just-one-thing” – updated document

  • 2014 plans for improvement:

    • Reach out to low performers to provide assistance

    • Continue Webinars for sharing


Overall progress through 2013

Overall Progress Through 2013

This is a 24.2% reduction from baseline which was below national benchmark


Intermountain hen 2012 q1 2014 submitting inpatient falls with injury

Intermountain HEN 2012- Q1 2014 submitting Inpatient Falls with Injury

Started at 0.65 Down to 0.47 in Q4, Red line is baseline


Intermountain hen 2012 q1 2014 submitting inpatient falls with injury1

Intermountain HEN 2012- Q1 2014 submitting Inpatient Falls with Injury


Intermountain hen 2012 q1 2014 submitting hospitals inpatient falls

Intermountain HEN 2012-Q1 2014 submitting Hospitals Inpatient Falls

Total number of falls is increasing while Falls with injury is reducing.

Might be better reporting?


Intermountain hen 2012 13 submitting hospitals inpatient falls

Intermountain HEN 2012-13 submitting HospitalsInpatient Falls

Number of reporting hospitals has dropped slightly. May increase the rate


Hen falls measures

HEN Falls Measures

  • Metric specification resource manual http://www.henlearner.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/HEN_measure_Feb5.pdf

  • Submission schedule:

    • May 20, 2014: for data through March 2014


Hen falls measures inpatient falls

HEN Falls MeasuresInpatient Falls


Hen falls measures falls with injury

HEN Falls MeasuresFalls with Injury


High performing hospital highlight most improvement

High Performing Hospital Highlight… Most Improvement

Inpatient Falls


High performing hospital highlight most improvement1

High Performing Hospital Highlight… Most Improvement

Inpatient Falls with Injury


Just one thing matrix recommendations

Just One Thing MatrixRecommendations


Intermountain led cms hospital engagement network falls prevention july 11 2014 affinity call

Getting Started and Keeping it going!


Fall event 1

Fall Event #1

Case 1: 9:13:48 AM

  • Pt noted during rounding sleeping soundly @ 0200, was not woken up. Pt found on floor by CNA @ 0240.

  • Pt reports going to the bathroom on her own, took herself off the CPM, SCD, and went to the bathroom without a walker, stated "I really needed to go to the bathroom, that's why I didn't call," fell backwards and hit her head on the side of the counter. Pt alert and orient before and after fall.

  • Pt noted previously using the call light for help, and agreed at the beginning of the shift to call when help is needed, but decided to be noncompliant this time. VS done. No abnormality.

    Post fall:

  • Only noted injury is hematoma to left forehead. Dr. MJ notified, no new orders given except to monitor patient during the night. Pt re-educated about fall risks, bed alarm activated, sign on door, and monitored frequently. Post fall: Pt re-educated about fall risks, bed alarm activated, sign on door, and monitored frequently.


Fall event 2

Fall Event #2

Case 2: 12:43:55PM

  • Aide was sitting at desk documenting end of shift vital signs when patient's bed alarm went off. Aide stood up look through the doorway and saw patient on knees next to the side of the bed. Bed alarm and side rails were in place at the time of the fall. When asked patient reported he wanted to roll onto his side. Lift was used to return patient to the bed, vital signs obtained RN notified, RN assessed patient, palpated joints. Patient reports pain on palpation of patella and anterior aspect of knees and shins bilaterally.

    Post Fall:

  • MD notified, Family Notified. Could have possibly been prevented if patient had a sitter in the room. Nursing and CNA staff had repeatedly reinforced to Patient, the hospital safety protocols for ambulation and transfer require staff assistance.


Fall event 3

Fall Event #3

Case 3:

  • You have identified 10 patients on your unit with a high risk for falls, what intervention do you implement?

  • Based on your experience, which interventions are the most effective?

  • How would you document the assessment and intervention(s) for the patient in your EHR?

  • What type(s) of performance feedback would be available at the unit level?


Fall event 4

Fall Event #4

  • You are a nurse manager on a 40 bed MedSurg unit with a hospital mandate to reduce falls with limited resources.

  • Issue: Identify patients at risk for falls.

  • How would you identify the patients? How would you stratify the individual patient’s risk? Who would screen the patient? What key factors contributed to the decision?

  • How would you document the assessment and intervention(s) for the patient in your EHR?

  • What type(s) of performance feedback would be available at the unit level?


Fall event 5

Fall Event 5

  • Budget cuts have forced reduction in the number of patient care techs (PCT) and nursing staff. What tactics would you use to minimize fall risk?

  • How would you maintain what you have implemented?


Fall prevention best practice

Fall Prevention Best Practice

  • Use our HEN bundle to assess practice?

  • Or use the Veterans Integrated Service Network 8 (VISN 8) Road Map?

  • http://www.mnhospitals.org/Portals/0/Documents/ptsafety/falls/falls-prevention-roadmap.pdf


2014 plans for improvement

2014 plans for improvement

  • Reach out to low performers to provide assistance.

    • Held regional workshop in Plano Texas

    • Shared case studies

  • Collect and share best practices across network hospitals

    • Review/revise 2013 proposed prevention bundle

    • Conduct participant practice survey

  • Next webinar plans?

    • Questions

    • Issues

    • barriers


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