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  • New Toolkit Aims to Reduce Falls During Hospital Stays

    APTA has added a new resource to its Balance and Falls webpage to help physical therapists reduce falls that occur during a patient's hospital stay. "Preventing Falls in Hospitals: A Toolkit for Improving Quality of Care" addresses hospital readiness, program management, fall prevention practices, implementation, measurement, and sustainability. Developed by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the toolkit is designed for multiple uses. The core document is an implementation guide organized under 6 major questions intended to be used primarily by the implementation team charged with leading the effort to put the new prevention strategies into practice. The full guide also includes links to tools and resources found in the Tools and Resources section of the toolkit, on the Web, or in the literature. The tools and resources are designed to be used by different audiences and for different purposes, as indicated in the guide.

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