Keep Calm and Cart On!

Banner Baywood Medical Center (Mesa, Arizona)

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Project Topic

Fall prevention

CSI Participants

Lindsay Awong, RN-BC, BSN
Jessica Key, RN, BSN
Reid Rogers, RN, BSN
Cheryl Smith, RN

Project Goals/Objectives

  1. Engage staff in using proper safe patient handling and mobility equipment 100 percent of the time
  2. Increase employee confidence level of safe patient handling and mobility equipment 5 percent in six months
  3. Eliminate barriers and identify strategies to promote safe patient handling
  4. Decrease fall rate 3 percent

Project Outcomes

  1. Increased employees' confidence level with lift equipment
  2. Reduced fall rate by ten falls as compared to previous year
  3. Decreased employee injuries since project implementation
  4. Created a successful grant proposal for purchasing an additional cart
  5. These outcomes resulted in an estimated fiscal impact of $131,350.

The AACN CSI Academy program supports change projects based on quality improvement methods. Although CSI teams seek to ensure linkage between their project and clinical/fiscal outcomes, data cannot be solely attributed to the project and are estimations of impact.

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