Qual­ity Im­prove­ment Ini­tia­tives Im­ple­mented*

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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.

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