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Building Clinical Capacity and Competency: Fall and Fall Injury Prevention

Patient falls are one of the most common, costly, and harmful health events across settings of care. U.S. hospitals, for example, see up to one million patient falls per year, and spend an average of $14,000 on each one.1-2

Dr. Pat Quigley provides evidence-based strategies for addressing inpatient fall management to help healthcare leaders make meaningful strides toward a safer and more empowering environment.

Download this white paper to learn:

  • The latest research on patient falls and injuries
  • Key organizational blockers to effective programs
  • Six solutions for building clinical skills in fall risk assessment, prevention, and post-fall care

1 LeLaurin, J. H. & Shorr, R. I. (2019). Preventing falls in hospitalized patients. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 35(2): 273–283.

2 The Joint Commission. (2017). Sentinel alert data. General information. Quarter 2 update. Retrieved from: https://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/18/SEA_55.pdf

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Who is this white paper for?

This white paper is an ideal resource for:

  • Anyone involved in preventing patient harm, including family members and caregivers
  • Home health aides
  • Managers, administrators, and other healthcare leaders
  • Nursing staff and CNAs

These best practices can be applied in the following settings:

  • Home Health
  • Hospitals and Health Systems
  • Long-Term Care Facilities

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