AHA/HRET Guides

Preventing Patient Falls

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While much work has been done in the hospital setting, patient falls continue to be a problem. As part of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare preventing falls project, several hospitals worked to identify specific factors that lead to falls and falls with injury and to develop targeted solutions to those specific contributing factors.

This guide describes the types of risks that lead to patient falls, the root causes for those risks and the solutions designed to reduce them. Several case studies in the guide highlight individual hospitals and their experiences preventing falls. 

Additional Resources

HANYS case studies July 17th, 2017

Maimonides Medical Center implemented four evidence-based practices using the Plan, Do, Study, Ac......

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HANYS case studies July 17th, 2017

The disease management process at Bassett Medical Center was positively impacted after the hospit......

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Webinars July 6th, 2017

The American Hospital Association hosted a webinar that is an extension of the “Social Determinan......

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