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Running Head: Fall Prevention on Psychiatric Unit Fall Prevention on Psychiatric Unit Carol Pender NURS 4221 Walden University
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Fall Prevention on Psychiatric Unit Fall Prevention on Psychiatric Unit Falls expense is expected to cost $43.8 billion by 2020 and has become a disease burden and is the number one concern of healthcare facilities contributing to 30-50% of the in-hospital injury, account for 6.3 days longer in the hospital, 63 % end in death-causing unneeded costs. (The joint commission, 2015). Abraham, 2016 and Donahue, et al.,2019 report that there is lack of research related falls and its prevention resulting in gaps in evidence-based interventions. According to Spath, 2018, to bring about change to an identified problem, steps need to be taken to form a team, decide on the best plan of action performance improvement. The group formed should encompass nurses, physicians, occupational therapists, physical therapists, nursing assistants, and mental health Techs. By using performance improvement process that measures quality of care by using models like Fade and Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) cycle, Plan- Do-Study-Act (PDSA) cycle, Rapid Cycle Improvement, and FOCUS- PDCA (Spath, 2018). After choosing a model the team will then use an analytical tool like Pareto diagram along with run chart to monitor and evaluate the progress and result, ensuring the best outcome. The focuses of this paper will be on falls of patients on psychiatric units and the use of limited evidence- based interventions that will be used to support the change decreasing the number of falls. The manager and assistant nurse manager were unaware of fall data for the unit. However, the nurse educator was able to report that from 10/18-9/19 there have been 81 falls and is trying to find interventions to prevent falls. However, there is no team, or staff monitor falls on the unit therefore, there is no communication with bedside nursing or mental health staff of the unit’s fall score in a psychiatric inpatient unit. Donahue et al.,2019 shows that compared to the general hospital that experiences 3.1-3.7 per 1000 occupied bed is approximately 50 5 then falls on inpatient psychiatric unit, which each experience 4.1 -6.4 per 1000 per occupied bed. The 2
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