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documented and transcribed accurately; if not, then many errors can occur. There are many suggestions such as bed alarming sounds changing and a new call light sound becoming more distinct giving that familiar sound to focus on the patient. Orienting the patient through assessments every 2-4 hours throughout shift depending on level of consciousness will help with fall preventions. Fall rates will decrease in our inpatient medical surgical and progressive care units. Focusing on post fall forms will help after the revision take place and orienting all staff new and old will help with the these goals of safety and reliability. Coming up with reasoning to why a person fall is the leading answer to the problem. Every patient is different and their 6
IMPROVING A FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM reasons are going to be different as well so making sure that the proper assessment is given then falls should be prevented. Patient engagement is another suggestion if it’s going to prevent falls in the future. Introducing safety huddles have been suggested to reduce fall in hospitals which helps with communication and knowing each patient. Intentional rounding will help with patients that are athigher risk of falling. Falls inpatient has increased in some facilities. The facility that I am employed at fall cases have decreased through interventions and hourly rounding. Falls may never be fixed but we can all work together to decrease the chances and give the proper teachings. Falls seem to be one of the most major problems in older adults. In the United States one in three people aged 65 or more living in the community fall at least once a year (BMJ, 2006). Research and clinical programs in hospital fall prevention should pay more attention to study design and the nature of interventions (Wiley Online Library, 2015). Research will be verybeneficial to the hospital and the elderly population. Collecting all information on the patient willhelp with eliminating falls. Nursing Theory Nursing theories are very important when implementing evidence base practices. There will be two change theories that will be factored in this healthcare setting. Model and role model theory has it’s concept from Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development. Erickson's theory helps nurses care for their patients by recognizing each individual’s uniqueness, and focusing on the individual patient's needs (Nursing Theory, 2016). It is also a self-care method of nursing, which means it is based on the patient's perceptions of the environment, and adapts based on 7
IMPROVING A FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM individual stressors for that patient (Nursing Theory, 2016). Understanding the patient in order tomaintain safety measures will help reach goals and also allow the patient to feel secure. Next theory that can help with the improvement of this research will be the novice to expert theory. Patricia Benner developed a concept known as "From Novice to Expert." This concept explains that nurses develop skills and an understanding of patient care over time from a