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Fall Prevention

Clinical Tools

  • Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older People in Care Facilities and Hospitals
    Cameron, ID, et al. | The Cochrane Collaboration | 2013

    This review included 60 randomised controlled trials involving 60,345 participants. Forty-three trials (30,373 participants) were in care facilities, and 17 (29,972 participants) in hospitals. Despite the large number of trials, there was limited evidence to support any one intervention.

  • Health Care Protocol: Preventing of Falls (Acute Care)
    Degelau J, et al. | Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement | 2008

    According the the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, falls are a leading cause of hospital-acquired injury, and frequently prolong or complicate hospital stays. Falls are the most common adverse event reported in hospitals. The Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI) Prevention of Falls Protocol  includes recommendations for a risk assessment for falls in hospitalized patients, and focuses on the strategies and interventions required for the prevention of falls and eventual elimination of falls with injury in acute care settings. The target population is adult patients in an acute care setting.

  • VA NCPS Toolkit
    Quigley P | Veterans Affairs (VA) | 2014

    The 2014 VA NCPS Falls Toolkit is designed for all facilities whether they already have a falls prevention program or would like to start one. There are several ways to use this toolkit. You can start on one of the scenarios listed below and turn to specific sections that you think will address your needs. You can also use the toolkit to develop information packets for patients and staff about falls and fall prevention.

  • Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care
    Ganz DA, et al. | cy for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) | 2013

    The 2013 AHRQ Hospital Fall Prevention Toolkit is a wonderful resource for those looking for a comprehensive resource to get started.  The toolkit provides evidence-based practices for fall prevention and injury reduction.  AHRQ specifically recommends developing care plans/goals, using a systematic approach or repeated assessment and adjustment and including robust analysis in a quality improvement program.

  • How-to Guide: Reducing Patient Injuries From Falls
    Boushon B, et al. | Institute for Healthcare Improvement | 2012

    The How-to Guide: Reducing Patient Injuries from Falls presents a promising new approach developed within the Transforming Care at the Bedside (TCAB) initiative. In 2006, eight hospitals with strong leadership commitment to a culture of innovation and a special interest in reducing injury from falls received RWJF grants to test, and measure comprehensive changes aimed at reducing patient injury from falls on medical and surgical units. In 2007, these hospitals continued to test innovations in falls and injury prevention in hospitals through a second IHI Falls Collaborative. During this time, key components for reducing falls-related injuries were specified for organization-level and unit-level programs. Unit-level strategies focused on assessment, intervention, and communication about fall risks, injury risks, and management.


  • Best Practice for Falls Reduction: A Practical Guide
    American Nurse Today | 2011

    This special report contains articles written by key thought leaders in fall prevention.  The document provides a review of programs, care processes, assessment methods and outcomes associated with fall prevention strategies.

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