Establish national standards for the colors of patient wristbands used to alert health care providers about specific conditions such as allergies or elevated fall risk
Policies & Programs
Policies and programs that can improve health
filtered by "Government ", "Quality of Care", and "Improve patient safety"
Provide a fixed, multi-component set of fall prevention interventions to older adults, usually in community settings, without an individualized risk assessment
Make health care facilities’ health care-associated or hospital-acquired infection (HAI) rates readily available to patients and providers
Conduct individual assessments that gauge older adults’ risk of falling and develop personalized approaches to help prevent falls
Establish state level regulations that require nursing homes to employ at least a set number of licensed and non-licensed nursing staff, often set in terms of staff hours per resident day