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Tool 4D: Implementing Best Practices Checklist

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

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Background: This tool can be used to monitor your progress on implementing best practices.

Reference: Developed by Falls Toolkit Research Team.

How to use this tool: The Implementation Team leader (or individual designated by the leader) should complete the checklist.

Use this tool to ensure you have not skipped any essential steps in your fall prevention efforts.

Implementing best practices checklist

TaskDate Completed
Roles and Responsibilities of Staff
Assign specific roles and responsibilities to:
Members of the Unit Team 
Unit Champion 
Organizing the Prevention Work
Identify paths of ongoing communication and reporting 
Develop mechanisms to address accountability 
Identify strategies for building new practices into daily routine 
Refine preliminary implementation plan 
Ensure support from key stakeholders 
Initiate plan to pilot test new practices 
Establish strategy for engaging staff 
Create education plans to help staff learn new practices 

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Current as of January 2013
Internet Citation: Tool 4D: Implementing Best Practices Checklist: 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-tool4d.html