Prompted by an increase in falls in December of 2006, a group of nurses convened to address new approaches in fall prevention. This group quickly identified the need for a multidisciplinary approach. During the first year, the interdisciplinary committee effected policy changes in many departments and provided multi-hospital wide education. The committee also supported the development of a nursing Fall Prevention Resource Group that meets monthly and is composed of nurses and aides from each unit. The members are the “Champions for Fall Prevention”. The monthly meetings of both groups keep the fall prevention initiative alive.
Recommended CitationGutwein-Guenther, RN BSN- TJUH, Liz and Horner, RN MSN-TJUH, Patricia, "Sustaining A Fall Prevention Initiative- It Can Be Done!" (2009). Jefferson Hospital Nurses Week. Paper 5.