Thursday, April 20, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PT.
Summary from 4/20 Pacing Event: Falls: Mitigating Injury Risk to Achieve Results
Worsening trends in falls reductions continue to stymie hospitals and health care systems nationwide. This Pacing Event explored strategies for HIINs and hospitals to use in driving improvements in falls prevention. The session highlighted injury risk mitigation and progressive mobility as prevention approaches that can have cascading effects across patient harm areas, especially in reducing the likelihood of patient falls. Specifically, the session included presentations from:
- Pat Quigley, PhD, ARNP, CRRN, FAAN, FAANP, nurse consultant and falls prevention subject matter expert, who compared the “old” and “new” ways of addressing falls prevention, explored keys to success, and discussed her falls reduction work and its results, which included increased staff satisfaction.
- Lauren Kaderabek, Program Manager, HRET HIIN, which provided an overview of its effective communication and education strategies to promote falls prevention across their network.
- Kim Stanbery MSN, RN, OCN, NEA-BC of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC (Vizient HIIN), discussed successful efforts incorporating the use of dedicated staff to support mobility, ideas for evaluating baselines of patients (“Time up and go (TUG)” assessment) and ongoing monitoring as key elements of their falls prevention work.
- Chrissie Blackburn and Teresa Washington, from University Hospitals in Ohio, which discussed the falls reductions they achieved by incorporating the voice of the patient in developing a tool to facilitate partnership between patients and providers.
To view and download slides from this Pacing Event, click here.