Nursing

Success in a fall reduction strategy

HCPro's Advisor to the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®, June 1, 2010

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Given this direction, we chose to focus on patient falls and began to ask ourselves whether we could eliminate all falls. The prior year baseline for our organization was 3.8 falls per 1,000 patient days. When compared to the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators, we were within the benchmark for our medical-surgical units. 

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