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Title: Ending the vicious cycle of patient falls
Authors: Wolf, Laurie
Constantinou, Eileen
Hignett, Sue
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: © Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Published by Sage Journals
Citation: WOLF, L., CONSTANTINOU, E. and HIGNETT, S., 2014. Ending the vicious cycle of patient falls. Proceedings of the 58th International Symposium of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Healthcare, 3(1), pp. 128–133.
Abstract: Over the past two years Barnes-Jewish Hospital has used Lean and Six Sigma methodologies in process improvement projects to prevent inpatient falls and falls with injury. These intensive programs have validated that falls are a multifaceted, complex problem that need constant vigilance and continuous improvement to sustain patient safety. Falls that result in serious injury can be life-changing for patients and families as well as impact the caregivers with potentially severe financial and health consequences. Trends in fall rates after completion of two Case Studies show that while decreasing the number of falls continue to be a challenge; the severity of injury from a fall can be reduced with patient and staff collaboration.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
DOI: 10.1177/2327857914031021
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/25394
Publisher Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/2327857914031021
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