Center reduces falls with lift champion, ergonomics

July 2007
Healthcare Risk Management;Jul2007, Vol. 29 Issue 7, p77
A surgery center in California has practically eliminated falls with a comprehensive program that includes an ergonomic specialist to train staff. The program emphasizes staff recognition for practices that reduce falls. • The center improved its efforts to track falls. • Some policies and procedures were revised extensively. • Individual staff members are rewarded for their efforts.


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