An evidence-based approach to fall risk assessment, prevention, and management: lessons learned.

@article{Poe2005AnEA,
  title={An evidence-based approach to fall risk assessment, prevention, and management: lessons learned.},
  author={Stephanie S Poe and Maria M Cvach and Denise G Gartrelu and Batya R Radzik and Tameria L Joy},
  journal={Journal of nursing care quality},
  year={2005},
  volume={20 2},
  pages={107-16; quiz 117-8}
}
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… CONTINUE READING

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