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The Posey S.A.F.E. Program

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THE S.A.F.E. APPROACH TO FALLS MANAGEMENT.

Enhance your current falls management protocol. Partner with Posey and implement our S.A.F.E. approach to help identify opportunities to ensure you are providing the safest, most efficient, and most effective falls management program possible.

Starting the S.A.F.E. Approach

Your local Posey representative will work with you to:

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SURVEY

Understand your current falls management practices and protocols.

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ANALYZE

Look for opportunities to improve patient safety based on survey results and a falls cost overview.

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FACILITATE

Provide staff education resources, support tools, and in-servicing with our team of clinical specialists.

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EVALUATE

Perform regular check-ins to ensure you are reaching your falls management goals.

Posey's comprehensive product portfolio delivers quality and value, strengthening confidence in your falls management strategy. We offer continuing education tools and programs, product education and training, and clinical support to help improve staff compliance.

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ENHANCE YOUR EXISTING APPROACH TO FALLS MANAGEMENT

To learn how the S.A.F.E. program can complement and enhance your existing approach to falls management, contact your local Posey representative or call 1-800-447-6739.

"The S.A.F.E. program allowed us to drive more accountability with staff from a unit and facility compliance level. S.A.F.E. provided insights on what interventions were needed to reduce falls and falls with injury, as well as justify the purchase of additional equipment. We were able to beat our goal and ended the year with a 30 percent reduction in falls.”

TERI JOHNSON-KELLEY, Director of Medical Surgical Services, Banner Health
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The Risk of Falls in Hospitals

Falls and fall-related injuries are a danger for your patients and your facility.

Falls Per 1,000 Patient Days1
Are Injurious Falls2–6
Result in Injury or Death2–6
In Costs For A Single Fall8
Additional Faller Stay in Hospital9
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REFERENCES

1 DiBardino, D., et al: Metaanalysis: Multidisciplinary fall prevention strategies in the acute care inpatient population. Journal of Hospital Medicine, 7(6), 497Y503. doi:10.1002/jhm.1917.
2 Hitcho E.B., et al.: Characteristics and circumstances of falls in a hospital setting: A prospective analysis.
J Gen Intern Med 19:732–739, Jul. 2004.
3 Enloe M., et al.: Falls in acute care: An academic medical center six-year review. J Patient Saf 1:208–214, Dec. 2005.
4 Chelly J.E., et al.: Risk factors and injury associated with falls in elderly hospitalized patients in a community hospital. J Patient Saf 4:178–183, Sep. 2008.
5 Healey F., et al.: Falls in English and Welsh hospitals: A national observational study based on retrospective analysis of 12 months of patient safety incident reports. Qual Saf Health Care 17:424–430, Dec. 2008.
6 Schwendimann R., et al.: Characteristics of hospital inpatient falls across clinical departments. Gerontology
7 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. Web–based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) [online]. Accessed December 2013.
8 Wu S.,et al: A cost-effectiveness analysis of a proposed national falls prevention program. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine, 2010 Nov; 26(4):751-66
9 Catherin A. Wong, M.P.H., et al: The Cost of Serious Fall-Related Injuries at Three Midwestern Hospitals, The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, Feb. 2011 Volume 37 Number 2

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