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1 Falls Prevention Virtual Learning Collaborative Rapid Fire Team Presentation Virtual Learning Session # 4 Name of Presenter: Barbie Cook

2 Name of Organization: Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital Location of Facility: Tatamagouche, N.S. Number of Patients/Residents/Clients: 10 short stay inpatient beds and 2 observation beds. On average we have 1 palliative and 2-4 alc. Who We Are

3 AIM Reduce incidence of falls (fall rate) by 40% from baseline at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital by March 2011 Reduce injury from falls by 40% from baseline at Lillian Fraser Memorial Hospital by March 2011

4 Team Members Barbie Cook: Site Manager Brenda Mackinnon: LPN Janet Mattatall: Patient Care Leader Becky McCarthy:Occupational Therapist Nancy Smith: Physiotherapist Erin Pope: LPN Shannon Anderson: CEHHA Director of Rehab Services

5 Change Ideas 1)Safety Huddles 2)Implementation of a Falls Care Plan

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7 Measures

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9 Lessons Learned  Make sure everyone is educated prior to the implementation of a new form or process.  Allow time to regroup often, to monitor how things are going.  Start Small  Make your goals and progress visible so that staff can see that what they are doing is making a difference.  Keep people involved!

10 Barriers: -Our forms were not very user-friendly -Staff resistance to change. “its just another piece of paper”. Moving Forward: -Continuously working on care plan to make it more user friendly. -Make the benefit visible -Staff education -Communication Challenges

11 1) Whiteboards by each patient bed. 2) Methods of communication. 3) Coming up with a logo. Next Steps

12 Name: Barbie Cook Phone Number: ext- 120 Contact Information


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