Quality Improvement Initiatives Implemented*
Accountability checklist implemented; organizational fall prevention guidelines revised with new fall definition Quality review reporting on fall prevention added to new-hire orientation; Family Practice Unit piloted use of treaded slippers Hospital-wide multidisciplinary Fall Prevention Team developed; Fall Prevention and Management/ Fall Risk Assessment Tool revised. Caregiver instruction added: NEED to use bed exit alarms when available Falls Toolkit distributed 48 beds changed to S3†
* 48-bed Family Practice Unit † Stryker S3® Med/Surg Bed configured to include Chaperone® Bed
Exit with Zone Control® and iBed® Awareness Smart Bed Monitoring Systems, along with Isoflex® Pressure Redistribution Surface, Stryker Corporation, Kalamazoo, MI. The S3 beds in Huntsville Hospital’s Family Practice Unit were configured with 3-zone bed exit systems. ‡ All years are fiscal years beginning July 1 and June 30. ¶ Based on expert clinician review of Quality Review Reports.