Evidence-Based Practice: A Falls Prevention Program that Continues to Work

Dacenko-Grawe, Lydia; Holm, Karyn
August 2008
MEDSURG Nursing;Aug2008, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p223
Academic Journal
The article focuses on Saint Francis Hospital Fall Prevention Protocol in Evanston, Illinois. It says that the Fall Prevention Protocol has proven successful in decreasing the absolute number of falls and the falls per 1,000 patient days and in increasing the level of patient safety during hospitalization. Moreover, the greatest decline in the fall rate was seen in the first year of the protocol's implementation.


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