Preventing Falls and Eliminating Injury at Ascension Health

Lancaster, Ava D. | The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Data | 2007

A clinician and patient smile at each other in a hospital hallway while the patient sits in a wheelchair.

Ascension Health achieved a 9.9% system wide reduction in falls by improving their processes and integrating Hill-Rom’s VersaCare bed and bed exit alarm. In addition, the rate of falls with serious injury decreased by 6.4% during the same period. This article outlines the four key strategies and supporting tactics used to accomplish this outcome.


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Topic: Fall Prevention

Care Settings: Acute Care

Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention

Content Type: Journal Articles

Related Products: VersaCare® Med Surg Bed