NURS 4221 WK 1 PD.docx - Practice Problem in Need of Improvement Even though Fall is preventable it has been the number one concern of healthcare

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Practice Problem in Need of Improvement Even though Fall is preventable it has been the number one concern of healthcare facilities and occurs among the elderly, feeble and vulnerable patients but actually fall can happen to any patient especially those who are receiving medication as well as “surgery, procedures, diagnostic tests, or a medical condition” (The Joint Commission International (JCI), 2017 pg. 1) that will alter mental and compromise physical status increasing their potential for falls. Also, fall contributed to 30-50% of the in-hospital injury, further treatment, 6.3 days longer in the hospital, 63 % end in death, cost roughly $14,000, and is the 10 th sentinel incident reported to the joint commission’s sentinel event database (The joint commission, 2015). So, in order Healthcare facilities effort to use standard generalized fall tools throughout the facility that uses specified interventions to prevent fall of identified patients.
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