Title

A Fall Reduction Program: Educating the Patients and Caregivers

Presenter Information

Shellby GrahamFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Falls occur in every hospital and on every floor. Of all ill and fatal occurrences, falls are one of the most preventable. Many hospital policies have fall reduction programs utilized in their facilities to help decrease these numbers, however these programs are directed toward educating the nurses and the staff. I propose through this evidence-based project, that facilities and staff direct their education efforts to the patients and caregivers. Research shows that educating patients through a multifactorial and individualized approach increases patient awareness and knowledge on falls and therefore decreases occurrence of falls. I feel that this research has strong evidence necessary to be implemented in hospital policy and regulations.

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A Fall Reduction Program: Educating the Patients and Caregivers

Falls occur in every hospital and on every floor. Of all ill and fatal occurrences, falls are one of the most preventable. Many hospital policies have fall reduction programs utilized in their facilities to help decrease these numbers, however these programs are directed toward educating the nurses and the staff. I propose through this evidence-based project, that facilities and staff direct their education efforts to the patients and caregivers. Research shows that educating patients through a multifactorial and individualized approach increases patient awareness and knowledge on falls and therefore decreases occurrence of falls. I feel that this research has strong evidence necessary to be implemented in hospital policy and regulations.