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Professional Associations and Helpful Websites

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO).

Patient Trauma / Accident Prevention Guidelines

American Geriatrics Society, British Geriatrics Society (AGS/BGS). Clinical practice guideline: Prevention of falls in older adults. American Geriatrics Society; 2010.

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare. Preventing falls and harm from falls in older people: Best practice guidelines for Australian hospitals. Commonwealth of Australia; 2009.

Canadian Patient Safety Institute. Patient Safety and Incident Management Toolkit.

ECRI Institute. Surgical fire resources. 2016.

Ganz DA, Huang C, Saliba D, et al. Preventing falls in hospitals: a toolkit for improving quality of care. (Prepared by RAND Corporation, Boston University School of Public Health, and ECRI Institute under Contract No. HHSA290201000017I TO #1.) Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; 2013. AHRQ Publication No. 13-0015-EF.

Incident Analysis Collaborating Parties. Canadian Incident Analysis Framework. Edmonton, AB: Canadian Patient Safety Institute; 2012.

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. Falls in older people: Assessing risk and prevention. NICE guidelines [CG161]. 2013.

NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement. Stepwise falls guide. How to reduce harm (inpatient falls), improve quality and save costs: A practical step-by-step guide for ward staff and frontline healthcare teams. NHS; 2013.

Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO). Prevention of falls and fall injuries in the older adult. Toronto, ON: RNAO; 2011.

RNAO. Promoting safety: Alternative approaches to the use of restraints. Toronto, ON: RNAO; 2012.

Safer Healthcare Now! Getting Started Kit: Reducing falls and injury from falls. Canadian Patient Safety Institute; 2013.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Food and Drug Administration Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Hospital bed system dimensional and assessment guidance to reduce entrapment. U.S. Food and Drug Administration; 2006.

Additional Patient Trauma / Accident Prevention Resources

Anderson O, Boshier PR, Hanna GB. Interventions designed to prevent healthcare bed-related injuries in patients. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2012; 1: CD008931. doi: 10.1002/14651858.CD008931.pub3.

Cho YS, Choi YH, Yoon C, You JS. Factors affecting the depth of burns occurring in medical institutions. Burns. 2015; 41 (3): 604-608. doi: 10.1016/j.burns.2014.09.008.

Hignett S, Lu J. Space to care and treat safely in acute hospitals: recommendations from 1866 to 2008. Appl Ergon. 2010; 41 (5): 666-673. doi: 10.1016/j.apergo.2009.12.010.

Japan Council for Quality Health Care. Burn during use of a hot water bottle. Medical Safety Information. 2008; 17. 

Japan Council for Quality Health Care. Project to collect medical near-miss/adverse event information. Medical Safety Information. 2011; 56.

Jones EG. Recognizing hospital-acquired burn injury in patients after coronary artery bypass surgery. J Wound Ostomy Continence Nurs. 2011; 38 (2): 193-195. doi: 10.1097/WON.0b013e31820bc479.