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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. Rehabil Nurs. 2016;41:26-32.
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.
Journal Article > Review
A systematic review of falls in hospital for patients with communication disability: highlighting an invisible population.
Hemsley B, Steel J, Worrall L, et al. J Safety Res. 2019;68:89-105.
This systematic review of falls among individuals with speech, language, and voice disability found that these populations are often excluded from studies of falls. However, there is some evidence that communication disability leads to increased risk of falls and the authors call for further study for this population.