Project Information

An assessment of compliance with fall prevention guidelines on an inpatient psychiatric unit

Project Description: Reducing the risk of patient harm resulting from falls is one of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organization safety goals. To accomplish this in an inpatient setting requires a multifaceted approach consisting of assessment of current compliance to guidelines, and then, implementation specific to shortfalls in the assessment. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has developed toolkits freely available for institutions to measure current compliance to standard fall prevention strategies. To pave the way for a successful, hospital-specific intervention strategy, we first performed an assessment of patient education, environmental, and equipment safety factors to determine compliance with existing AHRQ guidelines.

QPI: Bruce, Bassi, (

Collaborators: Uma, Suryadevara, (

Advisors: Uma, Suryadevara, (

UF Health Big Aims: Reduce Variation None

MeSH Keywords: Fall Prevention, inpatient