Transforming Care at the Bedside How-to Guide: Reducing Patient Injuries from Falls


This guide provides how-to instructions for healthcare staff to acknowledge patients at highest risk for sustaining a serious injury from a fall and implement interventions to prevent or mitigate these injuries.



  • Section One highlights six promising changes designed to reduce serious injuries from falls for hospitalized patients. It also includes references and links to helpful resources.
  • Section Two outlines practical step-by-step activities for testing, adapting, and implementing the proposed changes described in Section One.
  • Section Three includes resources and tools from hospitals engaged in fall prevention work.
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Institute for Healthcare Improvement (in collaboration with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)

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Preventing Falls, Patient Safety

Nurse & Healthcare Training: Preventing Patient Falls