Decreasing Falls in Acute Care Medical Patients: An Integrative Review.

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Decreasing Falls in Acute Care Medical Patients: An Integrative Review.

J Nurs Care Qual. 2017 Oct/Dec;32(4):340-347

Authors: Rowan L, Veenema TG

Abstract
Falls in acute care medical patients are a complex problem impacted by the constantly changing risk factors affecting this population. This integrative literature review analyzes current evidence to determine factors that continue to make falls a top patient safety problem within the medical unit microsystem. The goal of this review is to develop an evidence-based structure to guide process improvement and effective use of organization resources.

PMID: 28169903 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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