USING A RANGE OF INTERVENTIONS TO PREVENT FALLS IN HOSPITAL


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Abstract

Hairon, N. (2007) Using a range of interventions to prevent falls in hospital. Nursing Times; 103: 9, 23-24.The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) has published a report this week on falls in hospital, which suggests that a range of interventions, when used together, could result in an 18% reduction in the number of falls. This article outlines the incidence and cost of falls in hospital and how nurses can help with falls prevention.

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