Date of Graduation
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)
School of Nursing and Health Professions
Purpose: The purpose of this quality improvement project is to implement a falls intervention to improve falls on the Medical Telemetry unit in the large metropolitan hospital.
Background: Between 700,000 and 1,000,000 falls occur in hospitals every year. Furthermore, approximately 30-35% of these falls result in injury and 11,000 falls result in death (Health Research & Educational Trust, 2016). Falls harm patients, families, and providers. They are also a high cost, as many insurance companies will not reimburse care when a patient falls. As a hospital organization it is important to ensure funds are going to the appropriate places. Currently the metropolitan hospital had an increase of 6 falls from 2016 fiscal year to 2017 fiscal year. Through data itemization it appears the current protocol and procedures is not meeting the need to decrease and diminish falls.
Di Angelo, Allie, "Fall Prevention Protocol in Acute Care Setting" (2017). Master's Projects and Capstones. 705.