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.
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...
First Published – April 13, 2015
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