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Quick Safety. March 27, 2018;(40):1-2.
Falls are a common patient safety concern for adults but are rarely discussed as a threat to newborn safety. This newsletter article provides a definition for a newborn fall or drop, highlights factors that increase risks of such incidents, and offers recommendations to augment safety such as rounding to monitor parent fatigue and reporting of events to inform improvements.
Butcher L. Hosp Health Netw. June 2013.
This magazine article explores patient falls and describes strategies to prevent them, including transparency, teach-back, and hallway monitor screens.
PA-PSRS Patient Saf Advis. March 2008;5:16-18.
Drawing on data from the Patient Safety Authority reporting system, this article describes which medication classes were most frequently associated with patient falls and discusses risk assessment and fall prevention strategies.
Vecchione A. Drug Topics. July 11, 2005;149:24.
This article summarizes the 2006 Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations patient safety goals and how hospital pharmacists can contribute to their successful implementation.