From the Patient Safety Monitor Blog: Joint Commission tailors "Speak Up" campaign

Patient Safety Monitor Insider

August 25, 2010

In late July, The Joint Commission released an update to its popular "Speak Up" campaign, specifically targeting patient falls. The Speak Up campaign has been in existence since 2002 and its main purpose is to encourage patients to become more involved in their own care. Many organizations use the free, downloadable forms on The Joint Commission's website regarding "Speak Up" to help inform their patients that they can participate in their care.

The latest iteration of the campaign involves preventing patient falls. It's widely acknowledged that falls are the cause of many minor and major injuries, as well as death. Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that falls are the number one reason that elderly patients are admitted to the hospital.

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