Weeks 3 and 4. Safety culture pamphlet
The purpose of this pamphlet was to inform the nurses for whom I’m the leader about a patient safety concern.
Patient falls are an all too common occurrence within hospitals & other healthcare settings ! In order to reduce this risk , it is important that everyone involved with providing care remain vigilant & take extra precautions when caring for those who are at increased risk such as frail elderly patients or young children.
Things like properly assessing one’s environment before moving them or utilizing assistive devices appropriate to each individual’s needs can help minimize any potential danger. Further complications can be avoided by making sure the bed rails are properly raised and double-checking medical orders before administering any potentially dangerous drugs.
We can all improve patient safety by learning how to reduce their chances of falling. By following these simple steps and remaining aware of any changes in their condition – together we strive towards better outcomes for all