Preventing Patient Falls

Preventing Patient Falls– October 2016

While much work has been done in the hospital setting, patient falls continue to be a problem. As part of the Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare preventing falls project, several hospitals worked to identify specific factors that lead to falls and falls with injury and to develop targeted solutions to those specific contributing factors.

This guide describes the types of risks that lead to patient falls, the root causes for those risks and the solutions designed to reduce them. Several case studies in the guide highlight individual hospitals and their experiences preventing falls.

Related Resources

Advancing Health Podcast
Dr. Leon D. Caldwell, Senior Director, Health Equity Strategies and Innovation, in the Institute of Diversity and Health Equity at the AHA, sits down with Dr.…
AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan
Roundtrip’s continuing development can be traced in part to AWS’ Health Equity Initiative, a three-year $40 million commitment to help its health care…
Webinar Recordings
Member
On May 25, 2022 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. ET, AHA hosted a webinar to review key provisions in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ fiscal year 2023…
Advancing Health Podcast
Public
Increases in consolidation and alignment between commercial health plans and pharmacy benefit managers have resulted in a series of business practices designed…
AHA Center for Health Innovation Market Scan
A new study indicates that social factors, when built into sepsis readmission models, can help predict which patients are at risk of an unplanned readmission…
Letter/Comment
On behalf of nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, clinical partners, and the 43,000 health care leaders who…