Nursing

Evidence-based practice: Educating nurses about fall prevention

Briefings on Evidence-Based Staff Development (formerly The Staff Educator), June 1, 2009

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It will come as no surprise to staff development specialists that it was a challenge to educate all members of the nursing department. Time is always a problem with educational initiatives, so Daly and her team combined fall prevention training with other education. ?There was no way to pull nurses off their units for separate education programs, so we combined several critical, mandatory programs into one major education event,? Daly says. Because computer access was necessary for the initial two hours of training, class size was limited to 10 nurses. One benefit of the small class size was that it facilitated effective role-play and discussion.

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