This paper provides an overview of an evidence-based change project that arose from the following PICOT: In patients at risk for falls [P], how does implementing fall risk prevention [I] compared to no fall risk prevention [C] affect fall rates [O] within 3 months of implementation [T]? A comprehensive review of primary sources dealing in clinical studies was found to support the case that fall prevention measures, specifically patient-specific bedside tools, have shown to be instrumental in reducing patient falls. The development and implementation of a robust Fall Prevention Program designed around the latest research was the goal; however, the change project could not be implemented in the 2021 calendar year. This paper briefly discusses steps one can be taken to promote a positive impact on the subject of patient falls in the hospital setting.
Date of publication
MSN Capstone Project
Masters in Nursing
Nix, Victoria, "Evidence-Based Change Benchmark: Implementing Intervention Strategies Aimed at Reducing Patient Falls" (2021). MSN Capstone Projects. Paper 132.