Fall assessments?

  1. What is the standard protocol when a patient/client falls? Thanx
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  3. by   PMHNP10
    Quote from fuzzball
    What is the standard protocol when a patient/client falls? Thanx
    If conscious:
    -vital signs;
    -circumstances around fall (eg. if they tripped over something, became dizzy, body part gave out, etc)
    -ask about any pain
    -skin assessment
    -give prn pain med if needed and if the fall wasn't caused from oversedation
    -call MD
    -document everything you see and hear
    -fill out the booklet of incident reports in quadruplet

    I feel I maybe forgot something because you are doing so many things all at once and it's not something you are thinking about when you do it for the umpteenth time
  4. by   fuzzball
    Quote from psychrn03
    If conscious:
    -vital signs;
    -circumstances around fall (eg. if they tripped over something, became dizzy, body part gave out, etc)
    -ask about any pain
    -skin assessment
    -give prn pain med if needed and if the fall wasn't caused from oversedation
    -call MD
    -document everything you see and hear
    -fill out the booklet of incident reports in quadruplet

    I feel I maybe forgot something because you are doing so many things all at once and it's not something you are thinking about when you do it for the umpteenth time
    Thanx
    I am gathering information for a school report. Any information would be greatly appreciated!!

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