Joint Commission Releases Animated Patient Safety Video Focusing on Falls Prevention

The Joint Commission has announced it has released the sixth in a series of animated videos to encourage patients to become active participants in their healthcare, with the latest 60-second video focusing on reducing the risk of falling.


The "Speak Up" videos are intended as public service announcements and are available for viewing at The Joint Commission's YouTube channel at The messages of the latest video include the importance of patients taking extra precautions to reduce the risk of falling by talking to their doctor if medication makes them feel lightheaded or confused, having their eyes examined to see if new glasses or contacts are necessary, speaking up when they need help getting up — especially while in the hospital — and exercising to improve strength and stability.


The first video focused on encouraging patients to feel comfortable speaking up about their healthcare whether in a doctor's office or at the hospital. The second video focused on speaking up about infection control. The third video focused on medication management. The fourth video focused on doctor's office appointments. The fifth video focused on children becoming active participants in their healthcare.


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In addition to the videos, the Speak Up program, which launched in 2002, offers brochures, posters and buttons on a variety of patient safety topics.


Learn more about the sixth Speak Up video.


Learn more about the initiatives of Speak Up.


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