Falls With Injury

Introduction

According to the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, 700,000 to 1 million patients fall in hospitals each year. National organizations, such as The Joint Commission and the Department of Veterans Affairs, report high prevalence of sentinel event and root cause analysis reports on fall-related injuries, making fall prevention a high priority for hospitals. The Centers for Disease Control states one in five falls does not result in an injury, but when an injury occurs, the subsequent pain, cost, delay in discharge, delay in recovery, and increased risk of mortality negatively impact patients and caregivers alike. The Tennessee Center for Patient Safety supports hospital efforts to reduce falls and fall-related injuries through provision of evidence-based fall-prevention strategies, focused education programs, and opportunities for peer-to-peer sharing of practice.

THA Falls Collaborative

The THA Board of Directors identified falls as a priority area of focus for 2020. Despite ongoing efforts by hospitals, falls with injuries remain a challenge. 

This virtual collaborative, led by national falls subject-matter expert, Jackie Conrad, BS, RN, MBA, RCC® of Cynosure Health, seeks to blend the “art” of change management with the science of evidence-based practices. 

  1. Baptist Memorial Hospital – Collierville
  2. Baptist Memorial Hospital Collierville
  3. Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis
  4. Baptist Restorative Care Hospital
  5. Bristol Regional Medical Center
  6. CHI Memorial
  7. Franklin Woods Community Hospital
  8. Hardin Medical Center
  9. Henry County Medical Center
  10. Lincoln Medical Center
  11. Livingston Regional Hospital
  12. Maury Regional Medical Center
  13. Nashville General Hospital at Meharry
  14. Regional One Health
  15. Riverview Regional Medical Center
  16. Saint Francis Hospital – Bartlett
  17. Saint Francis Hospital – Memphis
  18. Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital
  19. Saint Thomas West Hospital
  20. Saint Thomas Rutherford Hospital
  21. Siskin Rehabilitation Hospital
  22. Southern Tennessee Regional Health System-Lawrenceburg
  23. Tennova Healthcare Cleveland
  24. TriStar Skyline Medical Center
  25. Trousdale Medical Center
  26. Unity Psychiatric Care Columbia
  27. University of Tennessee Medical Center
  28. Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital
  29. West Tennessee Healthcare Dyersburg

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