Implementation impact: Screening for falls risk and reducing incidence of falls

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This Evidence Booster examines the impact of implementing RNAO’s Preventing Falls and Reducing Injury from Falls (2017) best practice guideline in one Ontario long-term care (LTC) home.

After implementing the guideline, Burton Manor, an LTC home in Brampton, Ontario, demonstrated a decrease in the number of restraints used on residents, an increase in the percentage of residents screened for falls risk and a decrease in the rate of falls.