Targeted Solutions Tool for Preventing Falls
Zero Patient Falls
Mark Chassin, MD, CEO, and President, The Joint Commission
What it Does
The Preventing Falls Targeted Solutions Tool® (TST®) provides the foundation and framework of an improvement methods that, if implemented well, will improve an organization’s ability to prevent patient falls. The Preventing Falls TST is a web-based application designed to help health care organizations understand the reasons why patient falls so that they can implement evidence-based solutions to mitigate these factors.
How the Preventing Falls TST Works
The Preventing Falls TST uses Robust Process Improvement® (RPI®) methodology in its design and structure. RPI is a fact-based, systematic and data-driven problem-solving approach that incorporates tools and concepts from Lean Six Sigma and formal change management methodologies. RPI tools have the depth and breadth to tackle complex and persistent problems in health care, such as eliminating patient falls.