Additionally, the continued monitoring of care will aid the medical practitioner in understanding where to start and in checking whether the improvements are sustained.
Along the course of the fall prevention program, the medical practitioner will need to evaluate the fall rates taking place at the hospital as well as the effectiveness of the fall prevention strategy. The quality improvement model should entail the regular monitoring of the medical outcomes of the hospital; the indicator is the number of falls per 1000 patient bed days. The second area to be monitored is the care processes implemented; the indicators to be captured include the factors fueling fall risks and the actions taken to reduce a patient’s risk of falling. The third area to be checked is the infrastructure needed to support the best practices being sought, and the indicators to be captured include the participation of the preventive team in an interdisciplinary fashion (Oldrich, Kalman & Nigolian, 2012).
In developing the measures of tracking the variables of fall rates and the effectiveness of fall prevention strategies under implementation, the medical practitioner and the hospital, in general, will need to address two important questions. These questions include 1) which way can enable the parties to measure the rates of falls and fall-related injuries and 2) which way will enable the parties to measure the effectiveness of the fall-prevention strategies implemented? Throughout the process of implementing the fall prevention program, the hospital and the staffs overseeing the fall prevention program will need to check the following outcome areas:
Whether incident reports were revised, in a manner that allowed the medical personnel to cover more specific areas in care delivery, particularly the areas that are considered to be factors increasing or