University of Nebraska Medical Center

Fall Reporting Education

Print Resources

  • Measuring Fall Rates: Section 5.1 How do you measure fall and fall related injury rates? in the AHRQ Fall Prevention Toolkit provides guidance on measuring fall rates, including why they should be measured, how to count falls, and what is needed to calculate fall rates.
  • Fall Definition and Types Handout: The Fall Definition and Types Handout created by the UNMC CAPTURE Falls Team describes four different types of falls – unassisted vs. assisted, and injurious vs. non-injurious – illustrated with case examples of each type.
  • Documenting Hospital Falls: A research study published in BMC Health Services Research describes a variety of factors that influence the likelihood that staff would report a fall.

Fall Reporting Tools