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stay in the hospital. Pertinent to this, the work environment is rendered unsafe for patients havingin mind that there is a high potential for patients to fall (Tzeng, Titler, Ronis, & Yin, 2012).Implications to NursingHospital falls impact a strain to nurses, significantly affecting the nursing profession.Keeping in mind that nurses are mandated to take care of patients, such accidents are ademeaning factor to the nursing profession. With that, nurses are seen to deliver poor servicesdemonstrating incompetency in their work (Araújo et al., 2017).ConclusionThough there are no distinct recommendations to curtail falls, there are preventivemeasures that can be upheld and reduce these occurrences. One of the ways is to conductcomprehensive staff training on how to reduce chances of hospital falls. Secondly, layout ofbathrooms and the entire hospital environment ought to be designed in such a way that there isdecreased probability of a fall occurring. These measures can be effective in reducing falls(Babine et al., 2016).References3
CAPSTONE PROJECT TOPIC SELECTIONBabine, R. L., Hyrkäs, K. E., Bachand, D. A., Chapman, J. L., Fuller, V. J., Honess, C. A., &Wierman, H. R. (2016). Falls in a tertiary care hospital—Association with delirium: Areplication study. Psychosomatics, 57(3), 273-282. doi:10.1016/j.psym.2016.01.003Thomas, S., & Mackintosh, S. (2015). Improvement of physical therapist assessment of risk offalls in the hospital and discharge handover through an intervention to modify clinicalbehavior. Physical Therapy, 96(6), 764-773. doi:10.2522/ptj.20150215Thompson, C., Cullum, N., McCaughan, D., Sheldon, T., & Raynor, P. (2004). Nurses,