Fall Management Guidelines

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These guidelines are provided by the Best Practice Committee of the Health Care Association of New Jersey.

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The Committee’s development process included a review of government regulations, literature review, expert opinions, and consensus. The Committee strives to develop guidelines that are consistent with these principles:

  • Relative simplicity
  • Ease of implementation
  • Evidence-based criteria
  • Inclusion of suggested, appropriate forms
  • Application to various long term care settings
  • Consistent with statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Utilization of MDS (RAI) terminology, definitions and data collection