Falls Awareness Week 2015

September 21, 2015    |   By: Calevir

Did you know analyzing home care patient safety events reported to the Center for Patient Safety they align with hospitals which show falls are the number one reported event? The majority of falls are associated with our elderly and disabled?  One fall can triple the risk for nursing home placement?   September 23rd is the first day of Fall which kicks off Falls Awareness Week and is also Falls Prevention Awareness Day.  Please check out these resources below for fall risk assessment and fall prevention.

Remember that we can all help with preventing falls!


PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

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Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

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