Fall prevention is a national patient safety goal of The Joint Commission

| November 29, 2016

Fall prevention is a national patient safety goal of The Joint Commission and is considered a standard of practice in most institutions.

The obstetric population is considered a healthy group of patients. Should a fall prevention program be implemented on an OB unit for every laboring and postpartum patient?

Describe two factors that place the obstetric patient at risk for falls. Explain why the identified factors increase the obstetric patients risk for injury.
Describe how the implementation of a fall prevention program on the OB unit would help to improve patient outcomes.
Describe the role of the RN in the implementation of a fall prevention program on an obstetric unit.

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