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Fall prevention safety bundle: Collaboration leads to fewer falls

At St. Joseph’s Hospital and Health Center in Syracuse, NY, we’re committed to providing a safe, comfortable, caring environment for our patients. We believe all patients...

Self-releasing alarm belts: It takes two

Patient falls from chairs are increasing at an alarming rate: What can a hospital’s nursing staff do to stop this trend? That was the challenge...

Hook-and-loop alarm belt: A vital component in a fall-prevention toolkit

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of recurring case studies describing success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series...

Fall prevention: A contract with patients and families

Editor’s note: This is the second of three case studies describing success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series is brought to...

Fall prevention: Applying the evidence

This is the first in a series of three case studies illustrating success stories in preventing falls and injuries from falls. The series is brought...

Safe patient handling and mobility: The journey continues

Hazards associated with manual patient handling continue to compromise the health and safety of nurses. Among nurses who responded to the American Nurses Association’s (ANA’s) Health Risk Appraisal: • 42%...
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Five strategies to help prevent nurses’ patient-handling injuries

For too many years, musculoskeletal injuries from moving patients have been common among practicing nurses. It’s time to put all of our energy— both from an individual and...

Patient handling injuries: Risk factors and risk-reduction strategies

For more than 40 years, nurses have had the highest jobrelated injury rates of all healthcare personnel. In a 2011 survey conducted by the American Nurses Association: • 62% of...
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Preceptor education: Focusing on quality and safety education for nurses

The transition from novice to expert nurse has been an important topic in nursing circles for more than 30 years, since Patricia Benner adapted...
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Preventing injuries from disposable syringes

Editor’s note: This article is the last in a three-part series brought to you in partnership with the International Safety Center. The earlier articles...
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Keeping watch: Enhancing fall prevention through targeted video surveillance

Nurses who work in hospitals are challenged to identify patients at risk for falling and implement initiatives to keep them safe. Activities such as...
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What Works: Applying TeamSTEPPS® to improve patient safety

Getting important information out to all staff within a hospital can be challenging. That’s what we faced at Overton Brooks Veterans Administration Medical Center...
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Three practice bundles to reduce CLABSIs

Healthcare-acquired infections (HAIs) remain a significant problem for most hospitals, despite a decade of focused improvement efforts using evidence-based guidelines. One type of HAI,...