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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article
Commentary

Adopting the Fall Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety (TIPS) program to engage older adults in fall prevention in a nursing home.

Tzeng H-M, Jansen LS, Okpalauwaekwe U, et al. J Nurs Care Qual. 2021;Epub Feb 4.

Patient falls are an ongoing patient safety concern, yet mitigating falls among inpatients remains challenging. This article describes one nursing home’s experience adapting the Fall TIPS program for use in their patient population. The program, which emphasizes tailored fall-prevention and patient-family engagement, resulted in a decrease in the rate of falls and injuries.