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FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
It is everyone's responsibility to provide a safe environment for patients.
Fall prevention is one...
PREVENTION OF
FALLS IN
HOSPITAL IS AN
IMPORTANT
PATIENT
SAFETY
MEASURE TO
FOLLOW FOR
ALL STAFF.
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
WHAT IS A FALL ?
A fall is defined according to the facility or hospital policy.
FRHG policy defined a fall as a unpleasan...
Educating
patients
potential for
falling while
hospitalized is
VERY
IMPORTANT.
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
Fall among hospital
inpatients are
common among
confused and
elderly patients.
Patients who fall incur
in serious physical...
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
Injuries due to falls increase health care costs.
Patient that sustain injury have approximately h...
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
EVERY ACUTE HEALTH CARE SETTING MUST IDENTIFY THE PATIENTS AT
RISK FOR FALL TO PREVENT OR MINIMIZE...
NURSES MUST
ACCURATELY
ASSESS ALL
PATIENTS AND
THEIR
ENVIRONMENT
FOR RISK
FACTORS FOR
FALLS.
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
FALL RISK ASSESSMENT
FALL RISK ASSESSMENT MUST BE PERFORMED UPON ADMISSION TO
IDENTIFY RISK FACTORS SUCH AS :
1- COGNITIVE...
Patient must be
assessed:
On every shift.
When patient condition
changes.
When patient
medications changes
When patient is...
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
1- Identifying causes and risk factors of falls is very important.
2- Falls may be caused by envir...
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
1- Instruct the patient to request assistance as needed.
2- Keep rooms and hallways clear of obsta...
Fall prevention:
Communicate the
patients at risk status
with colleagues and
others disciplines.
Inform patient and family...
The Morse fall
scale is a rapid
and simple
method of
assessing a
patients
likelihood of
falling.
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
Morse fall scale
assessment tool is
commonly tool used for
fall assessment.
Use variable descriptions
and scoring hints su...
1- Make hourly rounds.
2- Teach patients to call
for help.
3- Place the following
items within patient
reach:
Call lights....
Inpatient falls are
persistent
problems in a
hospital. There are
a lot of
characteristics,
circumstances,
activities that
...
The goal for fall
prevention
program is
Patient SAFETY.
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
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  1. 1. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM It is everyone's responsibility to provide a safe environment for patients. Fall prevention is one aspect of patient SAFETY goals according with JCAHO and hospital policy.
  2. 2. PREVENTION OF FALLS IN HOSPITAL IS AN IMPORTANT PATIENT SAFETY MEASURE TO FOLLOW FOR ALL STAFF. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
  3. 3. WHAT IS A FALL ? A fall is defined according to the facility or hospital policy. FRHG policy defined a fall as a unpleasant experience that involve patient , family or staff and may or may not have side effects or medical consequences or legal actions.
  4. 4. Educating patients potential for falling while hospitalized is VERY IMPORTANT. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
  5. 5. Fall among hospital inpatients are common among confused and elderly patients. Patients who fall incur in serious physical injuries, results in fractures, subdural hematomas, even death. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
  6. 6. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM Injuries due to falls increase health care costs. Patient that sustain injury have approximately hospital charges over 7 to 8 times higher than those patients who do not fall.
  7. 7. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM EVERY ACUTE HEALTH CARE SETTING MUST IDENTIFY THE PATIENTS AT RISK FOR FALL TO PREVENT OR MINIMIZE PATIENT FALLS AND INJURIES WHILE HE/SHE IS IN THE HOSPITAL.
  8. 8. NURSES MUST ACCURATELY ASSESS ALL PATIENTS AND THEIR ENVIRONMENT FOR RISK FACTORS FOR FALLS. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
  9. 9. FALL RISK ASSESSMENT FALL RISK ASSESSMENT MUST BE PERFORMED UPON ADMISSION TO IDENTIFY RISK FACTORS SUCH AS : 1- COGNITIVE DYSFUNCTION. 2- DEMENTIA 3- IMPAIRED MOVILITY 4- MEDICATIONS 5- ENVIRONMENTAL.
  10. 10. Patient must be assessed: On every shift. When patient condition changes. When patient medications changes When patient is transferred to another unit. After a fall. FALL RISK ASSESSMENT
  11. 11. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM 1- Identifying causes and risk factors of falls is very important. 2- Falls may be caused by environmental or physiologic factors. 3- Some of them cant be predicted nor prevented. 4- Most of them are anticipated and identified through fall risk assessment.
  12. 12. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM 1- Instruct the patient to request assistance as needed. 2- Keep rooms and hallways clear of obstacles. 3- Place assistive devices such as walkers and canes within a patients reach. 4- Do not leave at – risk patients unattended in diagnostic or treatment areas.
  13. 13. Fall prevention: Communicate the patients at risk status with colleagues and others disciplines. Inform patient and family regarding plan of care to prevent falls. Raise the side rails as appropriate or following hospitals policies FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
  14. 14. The Morse fall scale is a rapid and simple method of assessing a patients likelihood of falling. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
  15. 15. Morse fall scale assessment tool is commonly tool used for fall assessment. Use variable descriptions and scoring hints such as: 1- History of falling 2- Ambulatory aids 3- Iv access. 4- Gaits 5- Mental status. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM
  16. 16. 1- Make hourly rounds. 2- Teach patients to call for help. 3- Place the following items within patient reach: Call lights. Water Trash can Phone TV-remote control. 4- Place any fall prevention devices to high risk fall patients. 5- Position the bed to the lowest position. 6- Leave the room free from clutter. 7- Answer call light promptly. FALL PREVENTION RECOMMENDATIONS
  17. 17. Inpatient falls are persistent problems in a hospital. There are a lot of characteristics, circumstances, activities that contributes to falls. Determines fall risk factors increase patients safety. Planning interventions in place decrease incidents reports for falls. Staff education increase fall prevention awareness. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM SUMMARY
  18. 18. The goal for fall prevention program is Patient SAFETY. FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM

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