Decreasing Falls Through Increasing Patient and Family Compliance with Fall Prevention Strategies on a Medical Oncology Unit

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Identifier Decreasing_Falls_Through_Increasing_Patient_and_Family_Compliance_EBPF2019
Title Decreasing Falls Through Increasing Patient and Family Compliance with Fall Prevention Strategies on a Medical Oncology Unit
Creator Marina Wilkins, RN, OCN
Description A high percentage of the patient falls on our unit were related to patient failure to comply with nursing requests to call for assistance before standing independently. Evidence shows that patients consistently underestimate their fall risk, believe that they have a decreased risk of falling while hospitalized, and are reluctant to call for assistance. Despite the importance of patient adherence to falls protocols, the content and extent of falls prevention education was left largely to the discretion of individual nurses on our unit. Minimal education provided to staff about what to include in fall prevention education; heavy reliance on signage with platitudes such as "call don't fall.
Subject Posters as Topic; Evidence-Based Practice; Oncology Service, Hospital; Clinical Protocols; Accidental Falls; Accident Prevention; Patient Compliance; Treatment Adherence and Compliance; Patient Education as Topic; Patient Safety
Publisher Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah
Date 2019
Date Digital 2019
Language eng
ARK ark:/87278/s6kd6dr1
Relation is Part of 2019 Evidence Based Practice Posters
Format application/pdf
Setname ehsl_ebp
Date Created 2019-05-21
Date Modified 2019-05-23
ID 1426685
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6kd6dr1
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