By Dana Spector, Associate Managing Editor, AHC Media

Preventing falls and fall-related injuries are important issues for all hospitals. Patient falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths for patients over 65 years of age. Is your facility meeting standards to address this problem?

AHC Media is here to help. During our upcoming webinar, “Give Falls the Slip: CMS, DNV & TJC Hospital CoPs & Standards” on Aug. 29, our expert will explain how to reduce the number and severity of falls while increasing mobility. It is important that all healthcare facilities be up to date on the current evidence-based literature to reduce and prevent falls. Falls are an important patient safety and risk management issue and the number-one hospital-acquired condition.

For more on risk management, be sure to check out Healthcare Risk Management.