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Authors

  1. Allen, Latricia DPM, MPH, FACFOAM
  2. Bulat, Tatjana MD
  3. Uphold, Constance R. PhD, ARNP, FAAN
  4. Johnson, Theodore II MD, MPH
  5. Winkler, Sandra L. PhD, OTR/L

Abstract

The prevalence of injurious falls is high in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) and a major patient safety issue. The VHA is embracing technology such as simulation to improve patient care. Little is known regarding nurse thought processes while undergoing a post fall assessment simulation in the VHA. This article examines the benefit of using an evidence-based post fall simulation to improve nurse assessment skills while providing opportunity for practice without harm to patients.