A clinical aspect to consider is for developing my evidence-based project is if there will be adequate staffing. Higher fall rates are associated with fewer nursing hours per patient day and a lower percentage of registered nurses and nursing aides. In my facility our fall rates were exponentially increased when we were significantly inadequately staffed of nursing aides. A quality consideration is the kinds of patient teaching that will provided to acute patients at the facility. Also, if the patients will be able to understand the patient education. Patient teaching and education in conjunction with nursing care will assist in preventing patient falls. Therefore, patients and family members must demonstrate understanding of the patient teaching and education. References Dunton, N., Gajewski, B., Taunton, R. L., & Moore, J. (2004). Nurse staffing and patient falls on acute care hospital units. The Offical Journal of the American Academy of Nursing , 53- 59. Falls Cost U.S. Hospitals $34 billion in Direct Medical Costs - Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions . (2015, April 22). Retrieved from Johns Hopkins HealthCare Solutions: - direct-medical-costs/
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