Partnering with patients and families in designing visual cues to prevent falls in hospitalized elders.

@article{Jeske2006PartneringWP,
  title={Partnering with patients and families in designing visual cues to prevent falls in hospitalized elders.},
  author={Lee Jeske and Valerie Kolmer and Mary Muth and Stephanie Cerns and Sara Moldenhaur and Mary L. Hook},
  journal={Journal of nursing care quality},
  year={2006},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={236-41}
}
Prevention of falls in hospitalized elderly is critical to avoid injury and maintain independence. As part of a comprehensive program, nursing staff in a medical telemetry unit partnered with patients and their families to design and implement an educational poster to prevent falls. Ongoing patient/family feedback was used to modify the poster until it was appealing and effective for patients. The effort resulted in a marked decrease in falls on the unit over the pilot period. 

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