[show abstract][hide abstract] ABSTRACT: Nurses at an academic medical institution undertook a fall safety initiative. Using an evidence-based approach, they created a risk stratification tool, developed a comprehensive protocol, investigated fall-prevention products and technologies, and piloted the protocol and products/technologies before the full implementation. This article describes their journey and lessons learned along the way, the most compelling of which is the need for a simple, guided, and time-efficient approach to implementing the best practices into clinical care.
Journal of nursing care quality 01/2005; 20(2):107-16; quiz 117-8. · 0.77 Impact Factor
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