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Authors

  1. Bright, Lisanne BSN, MA, RN

Abstract

In response to our agency exceeding the national benchmark rates for "Emergent Care for Injury Caused by Fall or Accident at Home," Alliance Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice developed a program to assess, prevent, or decrease the risk of falls in our mostly elderly and/or chronically ill population. Using the Tinetti Assessment score as the starting point, we developed a program of assessment, education, and follow-up that significantly reduced the number of patients requiring care for fall-related injuries.