ASHE 53rd Annual Conference & Technical Exhibition

1396 - Winner of 2015 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award for a 12 Step Process to Reduce Slips, Trips, and Fall

Jul 11, 2016 3:15pm ‐ Jul 11, 2016 4:30pm


Credits: None available.

Standard: $30.00

Description

The facility management team at St. Joseph’s Hospital, which is part of the BayCare Health System, set out to reduce falls in common areas of the hospital, such as hallways, waiting rooms, cafes, sidewalks, and parking lots. After 12 safety measures were implemented, the hospital recorded a 16 percent reduction in falls from the previous year. This session explores the changes made and ways to take a team approach to reducing slips, trips, and falls.

Learning Objectives:

  • Examine the circumstance(s) surrounding falls to determine their root causes.
  • Describe how risk management and workers compensation professionals determine whether a fall was preventable.
  • List proactive steps can be taken to prevent trips, slips, and falls.
  • Name ways the physical environment can be changed to lessen the risk of falls.

Speaker(s):

  • Tom Davis, MA, CHFM, Director, East Region BayCare Health System
  • David Miller, Manager, Facilities East Region Baycare Health System

Credits

Credits: None available.

You must be logged in and own this session in order to post comments.

Iona Canada
7/18/16 9:30 am

Good practical advice. Key word was teamwork at this hospital.

Print Certificate
Review Answers
Print Transcript
Completed on: token-completed_on
Review Answers
Please select the appropriate credit type:
/
test_id: 
credits: 
completed on: 
* - Indicates answer is required.
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
token-index
token-content
/
/
token-index
token-content