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Tool 1E: Resource Needs Assessment

Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care

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Background: The purpose of this tool is to identify resources that are available for a fall prevention program.

Reference: Developed by Falls Toolkit Research Team.

How to use this tool: Complete this checklist to assess the resources that are available and the resources that are still needed. This assessment is best suited for hospital supervisors, managers, and administrators.

Use this tool to ensure that all resources needed for launching a fall prevention program are available. 

ResourceNeeded:
Yes/No
Notes on what is needed
Staff education programs  
Quality improvement experts  
Physical/occupational therapy consultation on work practices  
Information technology support  
Specific products/tools (e.g., low beds, floormats, assistive devices, safe patient handling equipment)  
Facilities and supplies (e.g., meeting rooms)  
Printing/copying  
Graphics/design  
Nonclinical time for team meetings and activities  
Other  
Funds  

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Current as of January 2013
Internet Citation: Tool 1E: Resource Needs Assessment: Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care. January 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/injuries/fallpxtoolkit/fallpxtk-tool1e.html