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NYSPFP Falls Research Spotlight: Implementing and Spreading Patient-Centered, Evidence-Based Fall Reduction Strategies

Thursday, January 25, 2018
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
On January 25, 2018, NYSPFP will host an in-person/live-streaming event focused on the Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) Toolkit. The program will highlight the intersections of falls research and quality improvement in a multi-center research collaborative spanning three major institutions: Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Montefiore Health System, and NewYork-Presbyterian (NYP)/Columbia University Medical Center. Representatives from each will present their experiences in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-funded project, “Patient-Centered Fall Prevention” and announce opportunities for future collaborations to reduce falls.

The Fall TIPS Toolkit is a health information technology intervention that engages patients and families in its three-step fall prevention process:
1) Conducting fall risk assessments
2) Developing a tailored or personalized fall prevention plan
3) Implementing the tailored fall prevention plan consistently


• Jason Adelman, MD, MS, is the Chief Patient Safety Officer & Associate Chief Quality Officer at NYP/Columbia University Medical Center.
• Patricia C. Dykes, PhD, RN, FAAN, FACMI, is Senior Nurse Scientist and Program Director for Research in the Center for Patient Safety Research and Practice and the Center for Nursing Excellence at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Dykes is the Principal Investigator of the AHRQ-funded project, “Patient-Centered Fall Prevention.”
• Maureen Scanlan, MSN, RN, NEA-BC, is the Vice President of Nursing and Patient Care Services at Montefiore Health System.

Dr. Dykes will present the evidence base behind the Fall TIPS Toolkit and provide an overview of the Patient-Centered Fall Prevention study. Dr. Adelman and Ms. Scanlan will share their experiences with adapting and spreading the Fall TIPS interventions across multiple sites using various electronic and paper medical record systems.

Who Should Attend

NYSPFP encourages the participation of multidisciplinary falls prevention team members, which may include: physicians and nurses, coding specialists, physician assistants, quality leads, physical therapists, pain management specialists, and case managers.

Who To Contact

If you have questions about the event, please contact your NYSPFP Project Manager.


To attend the event in Manhattan:
Thursday, January 25, 2018
2-4 p.m.
Greater New York Hospital Association
555 W 57th Street, New York, NY 10019
Register for the Manhattan event

To attend the event online:
Register for the live-streaming event

For technical assistance, contact HANYS registration support at (518) 431-7867 or learning@hanys.org.
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