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Safety standards: implementing fall prevention interventions and sustaining lower fall rates by promoting the culture of safety on an inpatient rehabilitation unit.

Leone RM, Adams RJ. Safety Standards: Implementing Fall Prevention Interventions and Sustaining Lower Fall Rates by Promoting the Culture of Safety on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. Rehabil Nurs. 2016;41(1):26-32. doi:10.1002/rnj.250.

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December 9, 2015
Leone RM, Adams RJ. Rehabil Nurs. 2016;41(1):26-32.

Inpatient falls are a pervasive sentinel event that require improvements in processes and the environment to achieve sustainable reductions. This commentary discusses how engaging nurse leadership in fall prevention efforts in a rehabilitation unit decreased fall rates and sustained this improvement by promoting a culture of safety.

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Leone RM, Adams RJ. Safety Standards: Implementing Fall Prevention Interventions and Sustaining Lower Fall Rates by Promoting the Culture of Safety on an Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. Rehabil Nurs. 2016;41(1):26-32. doi:10.1002/rnj.250.

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