Focusing on staff awareness and accountability in reducing falls
Payson C | American Nurse Today | 2011

Integrating fall prevention into a hospital's overall patient-centered care model holds staff members accountable for patient safety. By increasing accountability and awareness, a consistent approach to reducing falls and patient injuries is achieved. This article discusses the steps to achieve transparency and understanding of fall prevention and patient safety expectations amongst hospital employees. 

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Payson C, Currier A, Streelman M. Focusing on staff awareness and accountability in reducing falls. American Nurse Today. 2011; 6(3)