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Authors

  1. Quigley, Patricia A. PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP
  2. Barnett, Scott D. PhD
  3. Bulat, Tatjana MD, CMD
  4. Friedman, Yvonne MA, OTR/L

Abstract

On the basis of fall injury program characteristics across multiple inpatient medical-surgical units from 6 medical centers, we developed and implemented an operational strategic plan to address fall and injury prevention program attributes and enhance program infrastructure and capacity. Expert faculty provided lectures and served as coaches and mentors through triweekly conference calls and collaborative e-mail exchange. Statistically significant findings support improved fall and injury prevention program components and processes at the organizational and unit levels.