Collaboration And Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce Falls


Purpose and Aims of CAPTURE Falls

The purpose of the CAPTURE Falls project is to implement the safe practice of inpatient fall risk reduction supported by a culture of safety, teamwork, and sensemaking. We are training interprofessional teams to collaborate and “make sense” of the risks associated with inpatient falls at three levels: (1) the patient, (2) the microsystem (unit), and (3) the organization. We are implementing this intervention—Collaboration And Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce (CAPTURE) Falls—in 19 Nebraska hospitals, 16 of which are Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) with 25 or fewer beds.


  • Aim 1: We are partnering with 19 Nebraska hospitals to develop a customized CAPTURE Falls action plan to improve the structure and process of fall risk reduction.
  • Aim 2: We are supporting 19 Nebraska hospitals to implement a customized CAPTURE Falls action plan.
  • Aim 3: We are evaluating the implementation of the CAPTURE Falls action plans in 19 Nebraska hospitals using the Context, Input, Process and Product (CIPP) model. 

This project is supported by grant number R18HS021429 from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.

Upcoming Conference

NICHE AgeWISE Conference
Topic: Collaborative Focus on Transitions: Best Practices in Gerontological and Geropalliative Care
Date: Aug. 15, 2014
Location: Scott Conference Center
6450 Pine Street Omaha, NE 68106
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From June 2014 TeamSTEPPS National Conference:
Adapting the T-TPQ: Assessing Teamwork Support for Fall Risk Reduction

From November 6, 2013 presentation:
Panel Discussion of Lessons Learned

Presented at the CIMRO Quality Conference June 4, 2014:
Reflections on the CAPTURE Falls Project

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