Fall Reduction Program

Fall reduction program implementation plan
Fall reduction program tries to explore ways of reducing patient falls through improving staff connection, communication, and problem-solving skills in promoting patient care in hospitals, Nursing homes and other health care facilities (Colon-Emeric, 2013). The fall reduction program will be implemented by introducing various changes that will go a long way in reducing patient falls. One of the changes will be launching education program in healthcare centers. The training program will kick off in the nursing home and other healthcare facilities.
Methods of obtaining necessary approval(s) and securing support The healthcare industry including Nursing home Centre has managers and some nurses running
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Accidents are one of those factors. The reported high cases of elderly people falling are due to the accident (Leland, 2012). Senior citizens are weak, and therefore, their probability of falling is very high. The configuration of the beds found in the healthcare facilities and Nursing homes are another leading factor that contributes to a significant number of patient falls. Beds with high heights make it difficult for the patients to disembark, and this may lead to falls. Also, there is reported a lack of safety companions and slow response from the nurses on duty contributes significantly to patient falls. One can come up with the conclusion that the costs associated with patient falls are very high. For instance, reports from a nursing home show that to attend to a victim who falls may cost up to thirteen thousand dollars. Also, the patients who fall while undergoing treatment in hospital may spend an extra time up to a period of 10 days recovering in hospital. Patient falls in the health facilities and Nursing Homes impact negatively on recovery process of the victims and the quality of care. Some of the falls are severe and have resulted in victims breaking their limbs permanently and extreme cases some die in the process. Patient falls trauma to the victim and impacts significantly on the healing process (Colon-Emeric, 2013). In the event of Nursing homes, victims who have fallen severally find it difficult …show more content…
Implementing this program will cause a reduction in the reported number of falls and hence saves life and extra money which could have gone into the treatment and care of the victims. The program emphasizes on some issues which need to be done to reduce the number of report cases. One of the solutions which need implementation in all Nursing homes and health care facilities is the introduction of safety companions. Safety partners refer to those individuals who usually accompany patients with a track record of falling. The Patients who are unable and disoriented to follow directions need company. Safety guides are all train on nursing care and other related skills to provide the much-needed protection to patients with likelihood of falling. The first step in assigning an individual patient a companion is assessing whether they fall under high risk of falling. People with a high risk of falling are mainly those having poor vision, weakness, History of falls, incontinence, and cardiovascular disease. If the patient falls under the category of residents at high risk for falling, a companion is assigned to them immediately. The companion will then provide aid and continuous observation to prevent accidental falls. Safety partners will help significantly in reducing patient falls. Secondly, beds in Nursing homes and selected number of beds in healthcare facilities should be fitted

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