Fall Reduction Program - Definition of Fall

Is there a standard definition of a patient/resident fall or does each organization need to define it?

Any examples are for illustrative purposes only
Each organization needs to define what they consider to be a patient/resident fall. (Note: state law or regulation may define this for Nursing Care Centers.)
Last updated on May 21, 2020
Manual: Home Care
Chapter: National Patient Safety Goals NPSG

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