CAPTURE Falls - Collaboration And Proactive Teamwork Used to Reduce (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 learning. Since 2012, we have assisted over 30 Nebraska hospitals, the majority being critical access hospitals, to develop and implement a customized action plan to improve the structures and processes for fall risk reduction in their facilities. A key aspect of this program is implementing a multiteam system consisting of interprofessional core, coordinating, and contingency teams.

The core team provides direct patient care, including the implementation of interventions to reduce risk of falls and fall-related injury. The coordinating team develops and implements hospital-wide policies of procedures for fall risk reduction. The contingency team conducts post-fall huddles.

Our work, including the creation of this website and related resources, has been supported by grant numbers R18HS021429 (August 2012-July 2015) and R03HS024639 (April 2016-March 2017) from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Additional support is provided by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services Office of Rural Health through the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program (January 2010-present). The content of this website and associated presentations and publications is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality or the Nebraska Office of Rural Health.