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Quality Improvement Initiative: Reducing Patient Falls
Pages 8 (2008 words)
Quality Improvement Initiative: Reducing Patient Falls Name Institution Quality Improvement Initiative: Reducing Patient Falls Many people in the American nursing facilities fall ever year. The research has shown that nearly half of all the residents of the nursing facilities fall ever single year.
The extrinsic factors include: environmental hazards, unsafe personal care items and poor equipments. These factors may include things like unstable beds, poor lighting systems, improper foot wear, unstable furniture and poor conditioned floors among others. These factors have causes many falls resulting to serious injuries. In order to make sure that the falling among the patients is controlled, a team of people from various disciplines need to be composed so as to address the problem accordingly. This team will ensure that every discipline that is aimed to ensure the patients safety is wholly represented so as to make sure that the common objective of the team is achieved (Taylor et al 2005). The team will consist of falls nurse coordinator, fall nursing assistant, falls therapist, falls engineer, and director of nursing. This is a balanced team as every member plays an important part in the falls management. The falls nurse coordinator ensures the program is sufficiently implemented. He/ she oversees falls response steps and implementation of care plans. The coordinator also arranges for education and training of staff members, residents, and families. ...
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