Fall Reduction Program - Resources
Where can I find additional information on how to design a fall reduction program? For example, what are some of the risk factors we should be looking for? What are some steps that can be taken to reduce falls/injuries?, etc.
Online and published resources include:
- The Preventing Falls Targeted Solutions Tool® (TST®) is now available. The TST is an online resource that provides a step-by-step process to assist Joint Commission accredited health care organizations in measuring performance, identifying barriers to excellent performance, and implementing the Center's proven solutions that are customized to address specific barriers. TST® modules are also available for improving hand hygiene, hand-off communications, and safe surgery. Accredited organizations can access the TST® and solutions free of charge on their secure Joint Commission Connect extranet. Staff at Joint Commission accredited organizations can request access via the website.
- Zero falls ? It's Possible.
- Sentinel Event Alert 55: Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in health care facilities.
- The National Guideline Clearinghouse (enter "fall prevention" in the search field).
- Guideline for the prevention of falls in older persons. American Geriatrics Society, British Geriatrics Society, and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Panel on Falls Prevention. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2001 May;49(5):664-7.
- AHRQ: Which fall prevention practices do you want to use?
- AHRQ: How do you measure fall rates and fall prevention practices?
- NCBI: Assessment and Management of Fall Risk in Primary Care Settings
- NCBI: List of general resources
Last updated on August 22, 2017
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