Preventing Falls in Hospitals

Tool 1E: Resource Needs Assessment

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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. 

Resource Needed:
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)    
Nonclinical time for team meetings and activities    

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Page last reviewed January 2013
Page originally created January 2013
Internet Citation: Tool 1E: Resource Needs Assessment. Content last reviewed January 2013. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD.