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
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]