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The Minnesota Hospital Association released a safety alert indicating there has been a significant increase in the number of reported patient fall events. Each year, falls and fall-related injuries account for an astounding number of unnecessary healthcare costs. Not only are falls costly, but many sadly result in major disabilities or deaths. Here are the steps we can take to reduce falls and fall-related injuries.
patient safety, patient care, staff education, accidental falls
Mondloch, Mallory, "Reducing Falls and Fall-Related Injuries in the Acute Care Setting" (2014). Nursing Posters. 31.