PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center
Measure: Implement a patient fall reduction program that includes an evaluation of the effectiveness of the program.

Time Period Ending:  3/31/2013

What We Are Doing:

St. Joseph Hospital participates in the PeaceHealth Falls Collaborative. As a result we individualize your plan of care around identified fall risks and have put in place fall prevention measures to decrease your risk of being injured by a fall. Some of these measures are: bed alarms that let us know when you attempt to get out of bed, yellow armbands that identify our patients that are at high risk for falling, making rounds to anticipate needs to prevent patients from getting up by themselves, protocols to keep the beds low to the floor to prevent injury if a patient tries to get out of bed unassisted. 

We investigate the contributing factors of every unexpected fall. What we learn is used to improve the processes in our fall reduction program. We are making every possible effort to protect you and all our patients from preventable accidents.

Close Window