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June 2017

Be Safe: Prevent Falls

There are actions you can take to protect yourself and those you love from harm.

Veterans Health Library

http://www.veteranshealthlibrary.org/
The Veterans Health Library (VHL) offers Veterans, their families and caregivers 24/7 Internet access to comprehensive, Veteran-focused health information that’s consistent with VA clinical practice. Its information, resources, and tools are engaging, “Veteran-friendly” and written in plain language VHL helps Veterans understand and manage health problems, make informed health decisions, and actively partner with their health care teams. Items within the VHL on Be Safe: Injury Prevention:

Department of Veterans Affairs Resources:

    • VHA National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS)
      NCPS Falls Prevention Toolkit
      A variety of resources for staff that includes educating patients, family and staff on falls and fall-injury prevention.

Other Resources:

    • The Joint Commission
      Sentinel Event Alert, Issue 55: Preventing falls and fall-related injuries in health care facilities September 28, 2015.