Understanding the prevalence of inpatient falls associated with toileting in adult acute care settings

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Abstract

This qualitative study determined the prevalence of inpatient falls that were associated with toileting in a Michigan community hospital. Of all falls, 45.2% were related to toileting. The most common theme was falling on the way from the bed or chair to the bathroom. Nurses should focus on safe patient transfers and on using the completed risk assessment and should develop an individualized prevention plan for each patient based on their needs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)22-30
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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