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Keywords

documentation, effects of medications on falls, fall assessment/reassessment, falls, nursing shifts, patient education, patient injuries, patient observation/rounds, safeguarding patients, toileting of patients

 

Authors

  1. Alcee, Donna MA, RN, CNAA

Abstract

A retrospective review of patient falls in a 248-bed acute-care community hospital was conducted in order to quantify the number of patient falls and identify what factors resulted in these falls. The author reports these results and describes specific measures that were implemented in an attempt to reduce the number of falls in the organization.