Falls

Falls are a serious patient safety problem, accounting for nearly 84% of all inpatient incidents. Among adults 65 years or older, falls are the leading cause of injury-related death. A fall resulting in a serious injury can cost an additional $13,300 and increase the length of stay by 6.27 days for each patient.

The strategies reviewed below can greatly reduce the number of falls. Together, we can make a difference.

Strategies

*New* Safety Action Bundle

*New* Organization and Unit Level–Gap Analysis Tool

*New* Safety Action Bundle Strategic Planning Tool

Fall Prevention Call to Action Video:

Brought to you by the Washington State Hospital Association

Education Series Recorded Presentations:

Measuring Success

Falls with Injury Measure Definition Sheet

 

 

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