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Background: This tool can be used to monitor your progress on identifying best practices in fall prevention for your hospital or hospital units.
Reference: Developed by Falls Toolkit Research Team.
How to use this tool: Complete the checklist. This tool should be filled out by the Implementation Team leader (or individual designated by the leader).
Use this tool to ensure you have not skipped any essential steps in your fall prevention efforts.
Best Practices Checklist
|Identify a set of best practices|
|Create a clinical pathway|
|Identify key elements of a fall risk factor assessment|
|Choose a tool for assessing risk factors|
|Explore approaches to documenting and reporting results of fall risk factor assessment|
|Develop fall prevention care plan based on identified risk factors|
|Identify approaches to documenting and communicating care plan|
|Develop system linking changes in fall risk factors to changes in care plan|
|Ensure all levels of staff are aware of care plan|
|Develop system linking care planning to actual interventions|
|Choose or develop postfall assessment protocol|
|Customize the set of practices for specific work units|