Preventing Falls and Fall-Related Injuries in State Veterans Homes: Virtual Breakthrough Series Collaborative

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Abstract

This article reports on improved processes and outcomes from a virtual breakthrough series quality improvement collaborative to reduce preventable falls and fall-related injuries in 23 State Veterans Homes. Participating teams implemented 24 interventions (process changes); the most common was the postfall huddle. Teams reduced falls and fall-related injuries. This project highlights the importance of leadership support, interdisciplinary team involvement, and collaboration as essential components of fall prevention work.

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