Magnet children's hospitals: leading knowledge development and quality standards for inpatient pediatric fall prevention programs

Graf, E.

J Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Mar 23; 26(2):122-7

Abstract

Magnet hospitals are required to monitor nursing-sensitive indicators and be above the mean/median of national benchmarks for those indicators. When there is no valid national benchmark, as is the case for most of the pediatric indicators, a hospital seeking Magnet designation or redesignation is charged with taking a leadership role in developing a mechanism that leads to the establishment of a national benchmark for the indicator of choice. This article will present the efforts taken by Magnet Children's hospitals to establish valid pediatric screening tools and benchmark inpatient pediatric falls.

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