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The rate of falls and falls with injury within Maine Medical Center are rising. •MMC’s InterprofessionalFalls Committee performed a root cause analysis to identify the factors driving this change. •This analysis highlighted the role that nursing and PT/OT’s have on fall prevention and it uncovered the lack of engagement amongst physicians and APPs. •We performed a literature review and found that there were no references identifying specific barriers to inpatient provider engagement; however, in other clinical settings such as the ED and assisted living, barriers to provider falls assessment have been identified. •We utilized the theoretical domains framework (TDF) to identify the barriers to behavior change (i.e. lack of engagement).
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Carter MD, Emily; Hallen, Sarah; Welch, Gavin; Gordon, Nikki; and Parker, Mark, "Exploring Provider Attitudes toward Falls Prevention in the Inpatient Setting" (2022). Costas T. Lambrew Research Retreat 2022. 23.
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