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Fall Prevention in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Multidisciplinary Proactive Team Approach to Avoid Negative Health Outcomes and Legal Pitfalls

 

Executive Summary - April 2017

Fall Prevention in Skilled Nursing Facilities: A Multidisciplinary Proactive Team Approach to Avoid Negative Health Outcomes and Legal Pitfalls
Kenneth C. McCawley, RN, DNS (MedLegal Pro, Scranton, PA)

Fall prevention for residents in a Skilled Nursing Facility has become one of the paramount quality indicators for best practice care. When facilities fail to properly initiate and adapt an individualized plan of care for fall prevention, it leads to negative health outcomes for the resident and places the facility at legal risk. This Executive Summary provides some highlights, insights, and tips for attorneys who are involved in this type of litigation.

We would like to thank the author for sharing his expertise with his colleagues.​​

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