fall prevention program

  1. Does anyone have a fall prevention program in use they would like to share? We have been doing fall prevention forever but want to write it into a program. Also any info on what fall risk assessment you use would be great!
    Thanks
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   nur20
    Some things to consider: medicatons pt. is using, gait, mental awareness........ try this website, hope it helps...........http://www.medinfo.ufl.edu/cme/hmoa2/falls/slide2.html
  4. by   Talino
    Falls Assessment/Falls prevention program.....

    This link can show you how one Nursing home (Isabella Geriatric Center) in NYC did it and was even featured by the Nursing Homes magazine..

    http://www.nursinghomesmagazine.com/...sue.htm?ID=386

    ... hope it helps.

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  5. by   blondie
    In response to nur20, this is a great website! Approximately a 14-minute presentation on fall assessment and prevention. Not just for nurses. I'm thinking it would make for a great inservice. The aides might be educated on the importance of remembering hearing aids and glasses when getting up residents, as well as the importance of keeping a clean and clear pathway along the floors.
  6. by   Carer
    I am a Carer for the elderly and buy a Nursing magazine every 2 weeks. This week there is a page on Falls and older people. Tonight I will just post the web site addresses that go with the artical. Tomorrow I will post the whole artical. For people to read.

    But for tonight here are the web sites,

    For Details on preventing Slits, trips and Broken Hips, campaign
    go to
    http://www.preventinghomefalls.gov.co.uk
    Last edit by Carer on Feb 15, '02
  7. by   Carer
    For some reason on this site that link is not working I dont know why. If you want to look at this site put it in a search engine and it will work fine. I hope this helps.
  8. by   Paprikat
    Hi there . We use a check sheet for fall assessment:
    1) Over 75
    2) Incontinent
    3) Mobility
    4) Decreased Eyesight
    5) Wanderer
    6) Drop Attacks
    7) Medications
    8) Past history of falls
    9) Sleeplessness
    10) General Weakness
    Over five is a high risk to fall and then we do a care plan. I hope this helps and I do intend to go to some the websites mentioned above. Thanks!

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