Planning Fall Prevention? The Top 4 Tools To Get You Started


Fall prevention in healthcare facilities – for both patients and employees – is a topic revisited by quality and patient safety experts over and over again.


It’s not difficult to see why.

  • An estimated 1 million hospital patients fall each year, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ).
  • Slips, trips, and falls are the second highest exposure for healthcare employees according to Safety National.

What does all this mean? Slips, trips, and falls not only impact a patient or employee’s health status. It also costs your healthcare facility – in both dollars and reputation.


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That’s why our LHA Trust Funds risk management consultants have rounded up some of the best tools to help your facility start planning to reduce falls in 2022.

Regardless of whether you are a large healthcare provider or small physician office practice, these resources can help you evaluate the current risks present in your environment, guide staff training, and even educate your patients about preventing falls at home.


Fall Prevention Guide

Fall Prevention Guide with Checklist

This resource presents an overview for the development of an effective fall prevention program in hospitals, including a policy development template that addresses the components of a fall prevention policy.

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Fall Prevention Self Assessment

Fall Prevention Self-Assessment

This fall prevention self-assessment tool allows you to evaluate your organization’s current practices against best practices to prevent falls. The tool is designed to help you assess the overall program from unit-level interventions to overall data collection.

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Fall Prevention Brochure

Patient Education Brochure

Use our brochure to educate your patients and their family members during hospitalization.

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Fall Prevention Rack Card

Patient Education Rack Card

Include our rack card at discharge to ensure they are prepared to go home.

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Need More Resources?

View our full Fall Prevention toolkit here. Our comprehensive toolkit stocks all of the resources necessary to create an effective fall prevention program.

Our quality and patient safety consultants are also happy to help. Contact our team here.