Reducing the Risk of Patient Harm Resulting from Falls
Often events occur in our hospital that, although unfortunate, propel our team of dedicated Beaumont employees to work together to provide a comprehensive solution. Such events include patient falls, which have been analyzed for commonalities, as well as opportunities for improvement.
Our nursing leadership took the reins and employed the assistance of all those who touch patients’ lives. A large, multidisciplinary team was put together to determine some of the causes of patient falls and make recommendations on how they could be prevented. The goal was to engage all members of the Beaumont team to become active participants in patients’ safety.
To eliminate the potential for falls, the team came up with the following recommendations and strategies to ensure our patients’ safety:
Keeping the patient at the center of all we do is vital in keeping our patients safe. Providing the highest quality of care to our patients aligns with one of Beaumont’s core values – Everything we do is for the benefit of the patient.