Patient Safety Tool: Roadmap to a Comprehensive Falls Prevention Program

The Minnesota Hospital Association offers a free roadmap for a comprehensive falls prevention program.

The roadmap is based on the work of the Veterans Integrated Service Network 8 Patient Safety Center and Minnesota Adverse Health Event Learnings. The roadmap uses the phrase "SAFE from FALLS" as a framework for providing best practices around fall prevention. For example, the "S" in "SAFE" stands for "Safety coordination — Falls Prevention Program" and the "A" stands for "Accurate and concurrent reporting." Each letter includes specific actions healthcare organizations can take to follow best practices.

Download the comprehensive falls prevention program roadmap for use in your own facility.

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