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Patient falls in the operating room setting: an analysis of reported safety events.

Tan J, Krishnan S, Vacanti JC, et al. Patient falls in the operating room setting: an analysis of reported safety events. J Healthc Risk Manag. Epub 2022 Apr 1. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21503

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May 11, 2022
Tan J, Krishnan S, Vacanti JC, et al. J Healthc Risk Manag. 2022;42(1):9-14.
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Inpatient falls are a common patient safety event and can have serious consequences. This study used hospital safety reporting system data to characterize falls in perioperative settings. Falls represented 1% of all safety reports between 2014 and 2020 and most commonly involved falls from a bed or stretcher. The author suggests strategies to identify patients at high risk for falls, improve fall-related training for healthcare personnel, and optimize equipment design in perioperative areas to prevent falls.

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Tan J, Krishnan S, Vacanti JC, et al. Patient falls in the operating room setting: an analysis of reported safety events. J Healthc Risk Manag. Epub 2022 Apr 1. doi: 10.1002/jhrm.21503

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