Take a Stand Against Patient Falls
In the third quarter of 2015, the Center launched its fourth Targeted Solutions Tool®
). The NEW Preventing Falls TST is a unique online application that guides an organization through a robust falls project by:
- Measuring the current state
- Analyzing and discovering causes
- Implementing targeted solutions
- Sustaining and spreading improvements
Organizations who have used this systematic approach have reduced the rate of patient falls by 35 percent and the rate of patients injured in a fall by 62 percent. If the approach is translated to a typical 200-bed hospital, the number of patients injured in a fall could be reduced from 117 to 45 and avoid approximately $1 million in costs.
“The results that were realized by the participating organizations that assisted us with the Preventing Falls TST were very impressive. The results that we’re now seeing from organizations who have implemented the Preventing Falls TST since we launched it, and have adopted the methodologies that are baked into the tool, are getting even more impressive results.”
Director of Solution Development
The Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare
To learn more about the Preventing Falls TST, click here… Additional TSTs currently available are: Hand Hygiene; Hand-off Communication; and Safe Surgery.