Hospital Acquired Conditions: Falls

Hospital Acquired Conditions (Full List)


What is a patient fall?

A patient fall can happen for many reasons. Some medications or conditions can make patients sleepy, weak or feel unbalanced.

What are we doing to prevent patient falls?

Our hospital uses prevention bundles that combine multiple evidence-based practices to prevent falls.

Download our falls bundle here.

How are we measuring?

We use a checklist known as a k-card to test or audit how well we perform to our prevention bundle standards. Unit leaders, safety coaches and hospital executives use these cards to guide staff interviews, provide real time education and identify barriers to compliance.

How can patients and families partner with us?

There is no such thing as "too safe" so please partner with us to provide the best and safest care possible

  • Make sure bed rails or crib rails are always in the upright and locked position
    • If you are unsure how to raise or lock the rails please ask for help
  • As for non-skid socks


falls k card

  Download the insertion pdf here