rss
Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/ebnurs-2012-100630
  • Adult nursing
  • Randomised control trial

Adding targeted multiple interventions to standard fall prevention interventions reduces falls in an acute care setting

  1. Patricia C Dykes
  1. Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  1. Correspondence to Patricia C Dykes
    Program Director, Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice, and Program Director, Center for Nursing Excellence, Brigham & Women's Hospital, 1 Brigham Circle, Boston, MA 02120, USA; pdykes{at}partners.org

Commentary on:

Implications for practice and research

  • Multiple intervention strategies that are targeted to patient-specific areas of risk prevent patient falls.

Context

Patient falls are a commonly occurring adverse event in acute care hospitals. Risk factors for falls are well established. Until recently, there were no intervention protocols known to prevent falls in acute hospital settings.1

Methods

Ang et al conducted a prospective randomised control trial (RCT) on eight units in an acute care hospital to evaluate the effectiveness of targeted multiple interventions. Patients were screened for fall risk on admission using the Hendrich II Falls Risk Model …

This article has not yet been cited by other articles.

No Related Web Pages

Free Sample

This recent issue is free to all users to allow everyone the opportunity to see the full scope and typical content of EBN.
View free sample issue >>

EBN Journal Chat

The EBN Journal Chat offers readers the opportunity to participate in discussion about research articles and commentaries from Evidence Based Nursing (EBN).

How to participate >>

Don't forget to sign up for content alerts so you keep up to date with all the articles as they are published.

Navigate This Article