Translation of falls prevention knowledge into action in hospitals: What should be translated and how should it be done?

Terry Peter Haines, Nicholas G Waldron

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The journey should begin with formation of a management and engagement committee. A review of existing practices and the difference between existing practice and evidence-based practice should be undertaken to identify the a??evidence-practice gap.a?? Engagement with staff is recommended to inform a plan for practice change. Plans for resourcing, targeting, and evaluating these strategies should also be undertaken. Impact on Industry: This paper will assist hospitals to identify and implement evidence based falls prevention strategies leading to an improvement in patient safety
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)431 - 442
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Safety Research
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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