alexa Understanding the prevalence of inpatient falls associated with toileting in adult acute care settings.
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Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education

Author(s): Tzeng HM

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Abstract This qualitative study determined the prevalence of inpatient falls that were associated with toileting in a Michigan community hospital. Of all falls, 45.2\% were related to toileting. The most common theme was falling on the way from the bed or chair to the bathroom. Nurses should focus on safe patient transfers and on using the completed risk assessment and should develop an individualized prevention plan for each patient based on their needs. This article was published in J Nurs Care Qual and referenced in Journal of Community Medicine & Health Education

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