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A longitudinal study of a multifaceted intervention to reduce newborn falls while preserving rooming-in on a mother-baby unit.

Whatley C, Schlogl J, Whalen BL, et al. A longitudinal study of a multifaceted intervention to reduce newborn falls while preserving rooming-in on a mother-baby unit. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022;48(10):521-528. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2022.06.007

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October 5, 2022
Whatley C, Schlogl J, Whalen BL, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022;48(10):521-528.

Newborn falls or drops are receiving increasing attention as a patient safety issue. This article discusses a quality improvement initiative launched at one hospital aimed to decrease newborn falls through new parent education materials, a nursing risk assessment tool, and standardized reporting system. Three years after implementation, the hospital achieved one year without any newborn falls and there were no fall-related injuries over the three-year period.

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Whatley C, Schlogl J, Whalen BL, et al. A longitudinal study of a multifaceted intervention to reduce newborn falls while preserving rooming-in on a mother-baby unit. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2022;48(10):521-528. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2022.06.007

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