Keeping Patients Safe: Falls with Injury

Thank you for all the work you have been doing to prevent patients from falling and to reduce the risk of injury when they do fall. Recognizing that this takes a team, your continued focus is appreciated.

Patient Falls Nurse Newsletter Oct 2019

We Need Your Help

Please continue to focus on these two critical strategies.  For patients with a moving safely score ≥ 16…

  1. Safety Trumps Privacy: We respect patients’ privacy. It is also our responsibility to keep them free from injury, so we will maintain constant observation of them during activity (showering, toileting, etc).
  2. Bed/chair alarm utilization

Back to the November 2019 issue of the Nursing Newsletter