Falls Reduction

The Falling Monologues

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The Falling Monologues are a series of stories reflecting the thoughts, emotions, and lessons learned by some older adults after they’ve fallen, developed as a creative approach to spark interest and start discussion about fall prevention. Written and directed by Marilyn Faber, the performances are accompanied by commentary from Emily Nabors and Anna Nguyen of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence and Fall Prevention Coalition – Los Angeles (FPC-LA).


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Latest Issue of AHRQ WebM&M

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This month, the Perspectives on Safety section covers fall prevention with Ann L. Hendrich, RN, PhD, of Ascension Health. A leading expert on health care–associated falls, who developed one of the most widely used risk assessment tools. Listen to an excerpt online or download a podcast interview.

In the Spotlight Case, “Order Interrupted by Text: Multitasking Mishap,” while entering an order via smartphone to discontinue anticoagulation on a patient, a resident received a text message from a friend and forgot to complete the order.

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Debunking the Myths of Falls Webinar

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If you missed the webinar on Debunking the Myths of Falls in Older Adults on September 22, 2011, it is now posted on the National Council on Aging website. View the presentation.

Falls are Leading Cause of Injury Deaths for 65+ Population

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Friday, September 23rd is the nationwide Falls Prevention Awareness Day. The Missouri Center for Patient Safety encourages everyone to consider the falling risks our loved ones may face, participate in local Falls Awareness Day activities, and take action.  The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services website offers a listing of Falls Day activities throughout Missouri, as well as numerous resources to identify and reduce the risk of falling for elderly loved ones. Read More

MOCPS Excellence in Safe Care Awards Earned by Four Missouri Hospitals

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Jefferson City, Missouri – April 12, 2011 — The Missouri Center for Patient Safety (MOCPS) announced the winners of its third annual Missouri Excellence in Safe Care Award program which recognizes health care provider projects that increase patient safety.  The awards were presented to the winners at the April 5 Inspiring Change…Improving Care conference in Columbia, Missouri.
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