Adopting the fall tailoring interventions for patient safety (tips) program to engage older adults in fall prevention in a nursing home

Huey Ming Tzeng, Lynn S. Jansen, Udoka Okpalauwaekwe, Srijesa Khasnabish, Brenda Andreas, Patricia C. Dykes

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Abstract

Background: Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations and deaths among older adults globally. Local problem: About 24% of Canadian nursing home residents fall annually. This quality improvement project evaluated the impact of the Fall Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety (TIPS) program on preventing falls and fall-related injuries among older adult nursing home residents in a subacute care unit in Canada. Methods: We used the Standards for Quality Improvement Reporting Excellence (SQUIRE) 2.0 guidelines for reporting. The intervention site is a 15-bed subacute care unit within a government-funded nursing home. Intervention: The Fall TIPS program was adapted to a nursing home setting to prevent falls. It provides fall prevention clinical decision support at the bedside. Results: The rates of falls and injuries decreased after implementing the Fall TIPS intervention. Conclusion: Engaging nursing home older adult residents in fall prevention is crucial in translating evidencebased fall prevention care into clinical practice.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2021

Keywords

  • Fall TIPS program
  • Fall prevention
  • Nursing home
  • Patient engagement
  • Patient-centered outcomes research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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