Professional Development Specialist
Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
11:30 AM WORKSHOP A: WHAT IS THE IMPACT OF FALLS? DELVE INTO THE COST, COMPLIANCE AND REGULATION OF CARE
Fall prevention is a focus in every patient care setting in the United States and across the world. While the safety of our patients is our primary concern, fall prevention is a focus in other areas of hospital operations as well. There are regulatory mandates that must be met to maintain accreditation. The financial impact of falls with injury may seem obvious on the surface, but the impact goes much deeper than extended length of stay. What about the impact of falls where no injury occurs? While no one wants their patient to fall, a deeper understanding is needed to drive home the true cost, to hospitals, staff members, and patients, of healthcare related falls.
· Identify the full financial impact of patient falls
· Comply with fall related regulatory mandates
· Identify patient conditions beyond those addressed by a screening tool that can increase fall risk