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Keywords

accidental falls, fall prevention strategies, fall risk assessment, Hendrich fall risk model, patient falls, patient safety, safety management

 

Authors

  1. Sulla, Stephanie J. MS, RN
  2. McMyler, Eileen MS, RN,BC

Abstract

Falls prevention is a complex problem. Following in the footsteps of an earlier fall prevention team, the Safe Landings Fall Prevention Team used many strategies for implementing a fall prevention/reduction program. The tactics we used to prevent falls combined with the adoption of a fall assessment risk model are shared.