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Journal Highlights Successful Joint Commission Project to Reduce Employee Falls

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The 2015 issue of the International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage includes an article about the results of a Joint Commission project that successfully reduced the average number of monthly falls of Joint Commission field staff by 64.8 percent and has sustained the results for four years.

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New Sentinel Event Alert Focuses on Preventing Patient Falls

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Preventing patient falls and fall-related injuries is the focus of a new Sentinel Event Alert.

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Sentinel Event Alert 55: Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in health care facilities

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Falls resulting in injury are a prevalent patient safety problem. Elderly and frail patients with fall risk factors are not the only ones who are vulnerable to falling in health care facilities.

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Taking a stand against falls

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“Why do we fall? So we can learn to pick ourselves back up.” That may be a movie quote, but we in health care know the danger of falls. That’s why earlier this week, the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare announced its Preventing Falls with Injury project. With patient falls accounting for approximately 11,000 deaths in U.S. hospitals annually, the Center began working on systems and solutions to combat this problem.

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Speak Up: Reduce your risk of falling

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One out of three adults age 65 and older gets injured from falls every year. But anyone can fall. Making simple changes can mean a big difference when it comes to preventing falls. Watch the latest video from the Speak Up gang, and learn how to reduce your risk of falling!
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