Ask HRC: Falls Risks for Pediatric Patients

July 8, 2008 | Healthcare Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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How should healthcare facilities address the risk of falls in pediatric patients? A Healthcare Risk Control System member recently asked us this question; in our response, we recommend some general guidelines for pediatric patient safety and list falls prevention resources from children’s hospitals and other sources.

Although not specific to the pediatric population, ECRI Institute’s guide Falls Prevention Strategies in Healthcare Settings approaches falls from the perspective of establishing...

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