Date of Final Presentation
Sara Ahten, DNP, RN, NC-BC
Deena Rauch, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, CENP, EBP-C, FACHE
Coordinator/ Chair of DNP Program
Teresa Serratt, PhD, RN
Abstract/ Executive Summary
Background/Context: Falls remain a substantial risk for patients and is reported that 1,000,000 patients fall each year and one-third result in injury to the patient.
Problem/Purpose: To evaluate the implementation of a fall prevention toolkit to determine if standards of care were followed and outcomes were met using the Context, Input, Process, and Product model.
Outcomes/Results: Fall risk assessment was occurring on admission (n=33) with opportunity for reassessment throughout stay. Required post-fall documentation was not completed per policy. 26% of staff responded to the feedback survey. The facility’s fall rate target was not met but reducing the injury rate was.
Impact: The evaluation provides a foundation for ongoing program evaluation and identified opportunities to review new hire onboarding to fall prevention and problem solve barriers identified by staff members.
Harker, Brittany, "An Inpatient Fall Prevention Program Evaluation Using the Context, Input, Process and Product Model" (2023). Doctor of Nursing Practice Projects. 53.