How Can a Database Help in Preventing Inpatient Falls?
How can a database help in preventing inpatient fall?
Over a 6-month period, a cardiac nurse observes what he perceives as an increase in inpatient falls. He wants to figure out how best to prevent this trend at the hospital where he works. He wonders how often falls occur, when, and what factors are involved. He wonders, too, if there is a way to predict the likelihood of a patient suffering a fall. How would a database help the nurse with answers to his questions? What are at least three data items that need to be included for the nurse to analyze?