HD Nursing Recognizes National Patient Safety Awareness Week, Celebrates Notable Achievements in Fall and Pressure Injury Prevention

BENTON, Ark.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–In observance of National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 10-16, 2024), HD Nursing, the leading patient safety solution that combines predictive analytics with individualized fall and pressure injury prevention, is pleased to highlight its recent positive benchmarks, underscoring the top-down commitment to advancing patient safety.

  • Mercy Hospital Southeast Achieves Lowest Fall Rates in 15 Years: Showcasing the effectiveness of HD Nursing’s Falls Prevention Program, Mercy Hospital Southeast celebrates a remarkable achievement with the lowest fall rates in 15 years. Specific units, including ICU, OB, CVP, and 5H, recorded zero falls in December 2023, earning No Fall Certificates. This milestone marks the best year for falls, with about 30% decrease in falls from baseline resulting in an estimated $425,165 in savings.
  • Cost-Savings Recognition in Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Article: Highlighting the success of the Hester Davis Fall Prevention Program, is a groundbreaking study published in Clinical Nurse Specialist authored by Kimberly Pate, DNP, RN, ACCNS-AG, PCCN-K, NE-BC, FCNS, Sarah R. Rutledge, MSN, APRN, ACCNS-AG, CCRN, OCN, and Latasia Belin, DNP, APRN, AGCNS-BC, ONC, FCNS. The comprehensive, evidence-based prevention initiative using HD Nursing’s leading edge clinical content led to a significant decrease in falls (from 744 to 692 in 9 months) and estimated cost-savings ranging from $202,176 to $491,400.
  • Awards for Outstanding Leadership and Organizational Excellence at Mercy Hospital Southeast: HD Nursing is proud to award Mercy Hospital Southeast’s Dewayne S. Whitener, CPHQ, ASQ-CQE, CSSBB, CQA, CMQ/OE, Quality Improvement Specialist, Jennifer Kiplinger, RN, BSN, OCN, Nurse Manager Cardiac and Vascular Pavilion, Cardiac Progressive Care, Centralized Telemetry Banking, and Joy Frey, BSN, RN, CRRN, Nurse Manager of Neurophysiology Department and 5H Surgical Unit/Neurosciences Unit for Outstanding Leadership. This award is given to an individual who demonstrates strong leadership in the face of change and adversity, propels evidence-based patient care and clinical quality regardless of current barriers, demonstrates an ability to facilitate collaboration between stakeholders; particularly IT and clinical operations and maintains strong communication between HD Nursing and core stakeholders. The Organizational Excellence award goes to Mercy Hospital Southeast for demonstrating a strong safety culture, leadership embracing HD Nursing’s Program and achieving an overall improvement in fall or injury rates.
  • Tech-Enabled Initiatives for Hospital at Home Settings: HD Nursing recently introduced its groundbreaking tech-enabled initiatives designed for the Hospital at Home setting. This transformative level of care extends hospital services to patients’ homes, enhancing cost-effectiveness and improving patient outcomes. HD Nursing continues to pioneer falls prevention strategies, seamlessly integrating tools into the Hospital at Home environment. This commitment reflects the company’s dedication to enhancing patient safety and improving healthcare outcomes across diverse care settings.
  • Celebrating Fall Prevention at UT Southwestern: In 2018, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital and Zale Lipshy Pavilion both implemented the HD Nursing Fall Prevention Program. At the time of implementation, the hospital system’s fall rate had been the highest since Clements opened in 2014 and has steadily decreased by 46% over the years post-implementation, consistently surpassing the national NDNQI average of 2.56 since 2021. The hard work by the staff demonstrates the institution’s strong dedication to keeping patients safe.

“Patient safety is at the heart of everything we do at HD Nursing, and we’re proud to contribute to a culture of safety that enhances patient outcomes and sets new standards in healthcare,” says Dr. Amy Hester, PhD, RN, BC, FAAN, chairwoman and CEO, HD Nursing. “These positive benchmarks underscore the effectiveness of our Falls Prevention Program and the unwavering commitment of healthcare providers to prioritize patient safety. As we mark National Patient Safety Awareness Week, these achievements inspire us to continue pioneering innovative solutions that make a meaningful impact on healthcare outcomes.”

About HD Nursing

HD Nursing is the dominant patient safety solution that combines predictive analytics with individualized fall and fall injury prevention patient care. Offering the only fall risk assessment tool validated in the electronic medical record, and a program that is a comprehensive, evidence-based approach to reduce patient falls and injuries, the HD Nursing falls solution is employed by leading health systems and academic medical centers across the U.S. Leveraging EHR functionality and communication technologies, new HD Programs in Community Fall Prevention and Pressure Injury Prevention, showcase HD Nursing’s dedication to improving multiple patient safety initiatives across the continuum of care. Since the company’s inception in 2012, HD Nursing has been fully committed to the promotion of diversity, equity and inclusion, which are essential in its constant pursuit of excellence as a national leader in patient safety.


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