To begin the quality improvement project on falls, the question that will be answered is how can we decrease falls in the hospital? The aim statement of this quality improvement project will be, as soon as the nurse makes contact with the patient, the nurse will determine the risk of falls for the patient as either low, moderate, or high fall risk. As soon as the fall assessment has been done, implement the interventions to decrease falls right away by putting fall precaution signs up, putting yellow nonskid socks on the patient’s feet, educate the patient on fall prevention strategies, and always state the fall risk for each patient when giving report to the next nurse. They must chart what interventions were done to prevent falls in the patient’s chart. This project can begin on one floor in the hospital where the patient is admitted. Once this plan has been initiated and carried out, the team will study its impact on how it has impacted the rate of falls. If the project has shown improvement after months to years of tests, then the project will be carried out throughout the hospital due to the successful trials.
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Quality Improvement Proposal
- Spring '14
- inpatient falls