Actionable Patient Safety Solutions (APSS)

25B Falls

Executive Summary

The Falls APSS blueprint outlines actionable steps healthcare organizations should take to successfully implement and sustain improvements in order to reduce falls morbidity and mortality. Actionable steps to improve sepsis rates and summaries of available evidence-based practice protocols are included:

  • Leadership checklist guide to determine whether current evidence-based guidelines are being followed in your organization
  • Performance improvement plan to follow if improvements are necessary
  • Clinical workflow from falls screening and assessment to discharge
  • Knowledge base on early detection and treatment of falls risk
  • How to educate patients and family members about falls prevention, risk recognition, and treatment
  • Falls resource guide
  • Guidance on how to measure outcomes

The blueprint is revised annually and is available free of charge on our website.

Hospitals who make a formal commitment to improve falls and share their successes on the PSMF website have access to an additional level of consulting services.

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