How to prevent inpatient falls: start by refusing to accept they are inevitable
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How to prevent inpatient falls: start by refusing to accept they are inevitable

Daniel Allen Health writer

Nurses used reflection and after-action review to identify the small changes they could make to reduce risk and avoid normalisation of falls among inpatients

In April 2009, a patient at Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust had a fall. Data-wise, there is little unusual about that; falls are common. In hospitals and at home, there were more than 230,000 emergency admissions related to falls among people over 65 in England in 2019-20.

Nursing Older People. 33, 3, 12-14. doi: 10.7748/nop.33.3.12.s5

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