1032-17: Lessons Learned From Quality Improvement Project Aimed to Decrease the Fall Rate in the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

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1032-17: Lessons Learned From Quality Improvement Project Aimed to Decrease the Fall Rate in the Inpatient Psychiatric Unit

A high rate of inpatient psychiatric unit falls led to the development of a multifaceted intervention project. This presentation will share strategies that decreased adult inpatient psychiatric unit rate of falls and falls with injury. Fall rate was reduced by 53%, fall rate with injury maintained at 0%.


Presenters:
  Ilze S. Hallman, DNP, PMHNP-BC; Martha Hayes, BSN, RN; Nadia Charania, PhD, RN; Baljit Dhillon, BSN, RN

Disclosures:  The presenters and planners have no conflict of interest or commercial support to disclose.  Off-label uses will not be discussed during this presentation.


Session Length:
  1 Hour 43 minutes

Target Audience:  RN, APRN


Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  1. Identify three successful strategies for decreasing fall rates among inpatient psychiatric patients.
  2. Discuss at least two potential barriers to implementation of falls reduction initiative.
  3. Determine the five steps of the quality improvement model used in the fall project.

Keywords:  Fall Rate, DMAIC, Quality Improvement, Engagement


Continuing Nursing Education:
1.75 contact hours.  * In order to receive contact hours, you must: Listen to presentation, complete an evaluation, and earn a passing score on the post-test before the expiration date. You will have 5 tries to correctly answer the questions on the post-test and a score of 80% is required to pass. Once you have passed and completed an evaluation, the certificate will be generated online, available for you to print immediately. You cannot earn credit unless all steps are completed.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


Originally Presented
APNA 31st Annual Conference
Phoenix, Arizona
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
2:00pm - 4:00pm

The contact hours for this session expire:  December 31, 2019

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