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Patient Safety Alert 23: Patient Falls (PDF)

The AMC PSO convened a panel of nursing leaders to review recent trends, evaluate the current literature, and discuss novel interventions aimed at mitigating the risk regarding patient falls.

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Table 1 includes a list of the contributing factors to patient falls identified at this session: To gain a better understanding of failure to rescue’s causes and potential solutions, the AMC PSO assembled a panel of subject matter experts to review the following:

  • Inadequate patient assessment, specifically related to medication regimens

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Library of All AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts

For even more patient safety alert material, please review our series of AMC PSO Patient Safety Alerts to understand the variety of topics covered by our members. AMC PSO makes patient safety learnings available to the public as part of CRICO’s ongoing commitment towards improving patient safety across the continuum of care.

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April 13, 2015
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