7. Tools and Resources

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

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Section 7—Table of Contents

Tools and Resources

ØA—Introduction and Overview for Stakeholders
1A—Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture
1B—Stakeholder Analysis
1C—Leadership Support Assessment
1D—Business Case Form
1E—Resource Needs Assessment
1F—Organizational Readiness Checklist
2A—Interdisciplinary Team
2B—Quality Improvement Process
2C—Current Process Analysis
2D—Assessing Current Fall Prevention Policies and Practices
2E—Fall Knowledge Test
2F—Action Plan
2G—Managing Change Checklist
3A—Master Clinical Pathway for Inpatient Falls
3B—Scheduled Rounding Protocol
3C—Tool Covering Environmental Safety at the Bedside
3D—Hazard Report Form
3E—Clinical Pathway for Safe Patient Handling
3F—Orthostatic Vital Sign Measurement
3G—STRATIFY Scale for Identifying Fall Risk Factors
3H—Morse Fall Scale for Identifying Fall Risk Factors
3I—Medication Fall Risk Score and Evaluation Tools
3J—Delirium Evaluation Bundle: Digit Span, Short Portable Mental Status Questionnaire, and Confusion Assessment Method
3K—Algorithm for Mobilizing Patients
3L—Patient and Family Education
3M—Sample Care Plan
3N—Postfall Assessment, Clinical Review
3O—Postfall Assessment for Root Cause Analysis
3P—Best Practices Checklist
4A—Assigning Responsibilities for Using Best Practices
4B—Staff Roles
4C—Assessing Staff Education and Training
4D—Implementing Best Practices Checklist
5A—Information To Include in Incident Reports
5B—Assessing Fall Prevention Care Processes
5C—Measuring Progress Checklist
6A—Sustainability Tool

Current as of January 2013
Internet Citation: 7. Tools and Resources: 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/fallpxtk7.html