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What works? Best practices to reduce hospital staff slips, trips, and falls

Slips, trips and falls cause over 20% of all hospital job-related injuries, with many hidden costs...and these injuries are largely preventable. Patient falls are a high priority at every hospital. Do you give as much attention to hospital staff slips, trips and falls?

From slips on wet sheer flooring, to trips over equipment, falling on stairs, or hurried inattention, the risks are great, the human pain and suffering can be tremendous – deep tissue contusions, bone fractures, and even head trauma resulting in death – and the costs to the organization even greater.

What you'll learn

In this course we’ll:

  • Review costs of staff slips, trips and falls to your organization – all of them, seen and unseen – and how they impact the bottom line and more
  • Examine the primary causes of slips, trips and falls, uncovered during extensive root cause analysis
  • Share proven best practices in slip/trip/fall prevention, including risk identification, data collection and analysis, corrective actions, and ongoing risk assessment – that can make a difference in a short amount of time
  • Learn how to embed the best practices into your organization so you can sustain an injury free environment