Fall TIP: validation of icons to communicate fall risk status and tailored interventions to prevent patient falls

Stud Health Technol Inform. 2009;146:455-9.

Abstract

This paper reports on the development and validation of a set of icons designed to communicate fall risk status and tailored interventions to prevent patient falls in hospitals. The icons will populate a fall prevention toolkit to provide actionable alerts to nurses, nursing assistants, and other interdisciplinary health care team members and educational materials for patients and families in acute hospital settings.

Publication types

  • Validation Study

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Audiovisual Aids*
  • Hospitals
  • Humans
  • Risk Assessment
  • Safety Management / methods*