Hourly rounding for falls prevention: a change initiative.

  title={Hourly rounding for falls prevention: a change initiative.},
  author={Daryl Dyck and Tracy L Thiele and Rodney Kebicz and Michelle Klassen and Carly Erenberg},
  journal={Creative nursing},
  volume={19 3},
Fall-related injuries are a particular concern within the elderly population, and trends toward an aging demographic will keep this issue at the forefront in health care. We are challenged to develop creative strategies to significantly reduce harm and fall rates among the elderly. This article describes the process of establishing an hourly rounding initiative in a health care facility. Hourly rounding is supported by the literature as an effective strategy for falls prevention and patient… CONTINUE READING

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