AHRQ’s tools, training, and research on preventing falls in hospitals and nursing homes.
- AHRQ's Safety Program for Nursing Homes: On-Time Falls Prevention
These tools help nursing homes with electronic medical records identify residents at risk for falls and prevent falls that can be avoided with good preventive care.
- Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care
Preventing falls involves managing a patient's underlying risk factors and optimizing the hospital's physical design and environment. This toolkit focuses on developing, implementing, and sustaining a fall prevention program.
- The Falls Management Program: A Quality Improvement Initiative for Nursing Facilities
This manual presents an interdisciplinary quality improvement initiative for a falls management program. It is designed to assist nursing facilities in providing individualized, person-centered care and improving their fall care processes and outcomes through educational and quality improvement tools.
- Fall Prevention in Hospitals Training Program
The Fall Prevention in Hospitals Training Program helps hospitals develop, implement, and sustain a fall prevention program based on Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care. Webinars for the training program are also available.
AHRQ's PSNet (Patient Safety Network) offers research on preventing falls in care settings, including a primer on falls.
- Innovations Exchange
The AHRQ Innovation Exchange provides information on strategies and quality tools for preventing falls in various care settings.