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.
|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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