Measuring hospital falls prevention safety climate

Bennett, Paul, Ockerby, Cherene, Stinson, Judy, Wilcocks, Karlene and Chalmers, Cheyne 2014, Measuring hospital falls prevention safety climate, Contemporary nurse : health care across the lifespan, vol. 47, no. 1-2, pp. 27-35.

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Title Measuring hospital falls prevention safety climate
Author(s) Bennett, PaulORCID iD for Bennett, Paul
Ockerby, Cherene
Stinson, Judy
Wilcocks, Karlene
Chalmers, Cheyne
Journal name Contemporary nurse : health care across the lifespan
Volume number 47
Issue number 1-2
Start page 27
End page 35
Total pages 9
Publisher eContent Management
Place of publication Maleny, Qld.
Publication date 2014-04
ISSN 1037-6178
Keyword(s) falls prevention
safety climate
acute care
Summary The prevention of falls is a key safety priority for hospitals. There are no tools that examine the safety climate from a falls prevention perspective. The aim of this study was to measure the falls prevention safety climate at an Australian metropolitan hospital. The Victorian Safety Climate Survey (SCS) was used to examine the general safety climate, with four items replicated and modified to examine the falls prevention climate. Data (n = 458) for the six SCS domains compared favourably with statewide data. The falls prevention items were correlated with the original items from which they were derived but responses regarding falls prevention tended to be less positive than patient safety more broadly. Priorities for improvement identified using a falls safety climate survey can inform the development of falls prevention strategies and form the basis of a more comprehensive tool to explore the falls prevention safety climate.
Language eng
Field of Research 111003 Clinical Nursing: Secondary (Acute Care)
Socio Economic Objective 920210 Nursing
HERDC Research category C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
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