Tampa hospital reduces falls 16% in facility’s common areas with simple changes
A Florida hospital has reduced falls in common areas by 16%. A team studied incident reports and implemented several simple changes to policies and the facility.
- The project was aimed at common areas rather than patient care areas.
- Simple physical modifications had significant effects on safety.
- The Changes Were Cost-effective When Compared To The Costs Of Falls.
Determined to reduce slips, trips, and falls in common areas, a safety team at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa, FL, studied incident reports to determine the most common causes and potential solutions. After implementing several mostly simple safety initiatives, the hospital saw a 16% reduction in falls from the previous year.
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