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Chamberlain College of Nursing - NR449 NR 449EBP RUA-2

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Preventing Falls in Hospitals Olumayowa Anibaba, Sobia Mumtaz, Kimberly Keuper, Jacinta Obuseri Identification of Problem ● What is the problem? ○ The problem focuses on maintaining patient ... safety in the clinical setting by reducing the occurrence of falls in the hospital by performing fall risk assessments at the bedside. To achieve the goal of reducing falls in the hospital, communication among the interdisciplinary team and patient is needed. Nurses spend the most time with the patient and have a great influence on patient outcomes. Since they play an essential role in maintaining and improving patient safety, it is essential that they implement fall risk assessments while integrating evidence-based research into their practice. ● What is a fall risk assessment? ○ Risk assessment is the primary intervention for falls prevention (Callis, 2015). They provide an objective format for a structured evaluation to identify threats that may increase a patient’s risk of falling [Show More]

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