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nurses lack the knowledge and education regarding the fall prevention programs. F3. Strategies for BarriersTo overcome the barrier of nurses’ resistance to change is to conduct continued educationas to why this change is important to nursing practice and raising awareness of how their actions will affect the patients’ lives can change how they see and understand their roles. Nurses need to be educated regarding the recognition of fall risk factors, the importance of fall risk assessment and fall prevention. Additionally, education sessions should also be focused on advocating and supporting the adaptation of the recommended fall prevention policies. Secondly, to overcome the second barrier, nurses should be on top of it as well as the leadership team. Resources and supplies should be available for nurses to implement the new initiative and intervention. If nursesfeel that they have the full support of the management then it would be easier for them to executeand fulfill the very sole purpose of the new practice change.F4. Indicator to Measure Outcome
EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE TASK 29One way of measuring the outcome is by gathering data such as the number of falls before and after implementation of the fall prevention education. A decrease in fall incidence or fall rate is an effective marker of the outcome.References
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