What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed? - Page 2Register Today!
- Jan 28 by KatieP86Quote from Blackcat99Urgh, and when she falls and fractures something, you can bet nursing management won't be taking the blame.Yes, we have a lady who is always falling. She is suppose to be on 1:1 at all times. She's not. Nursing management won't pay to have a sitter for her.
- Jan 28 by herring_RNQuote from KatieP86I think maybe this hospital learned a lesson. (Click the name of the hospital to see the citation they got from the state.)Urgh, and when she falls and fractures something, you can bet nursing management won't be taking the blame.
15615 Pomerado Road, Poway, 92064, San Diego County - The hospital failed to ensure the health and safety of a patient when it did not follow its policies and procedures for fall prevention. This is the third administrative penalty issued to the hospital. The penalty is $75,000
PS: I typed that the nurse could advocate for the safety of the patient by asking the doctor to order a sitter.
- Jan 28 by herring_RNBed alarms donít work and wonít reduce patient falls
- Jan 28 by jadelpnBed in low locked position, side rails up, fall risk bracelet on, bed alarm, posey alarm, floor mat (<--whichever combo fits) slip proof socks, call bell in reach, educate on fall prevention, frequent checks for bathroom or any other need and 1:1 sitter if needed.....
- Jan 28 by workingharderI pray to God my shift ends before the inevitable happens.
- Jan 28 by DazglueQuote from KatieP86This happened to us recently. Lady needed 1 on 1 care and her family abandoned her. Well, she was put in her room so everyone could get report and not even a full minute later BAM...fractured skull....all while TJC was there. Management had the "deer in the headlights" look b/c we all charted we have been contacting family to sit with her but they declined daily, we charted that management and the doctors were aware but we were not allowed to get a sitter, but somehow it was our fault. She even told two of her employees to lie. Somehow, she's still my boss. Ugh.Urgh, and when she falls and fractures something, you can bet nursing management won't be taking the blame.
- Jan 29 by joanna73We have many residents with bed alarms. If they can weight bear at all, then only 2 or 3 side rails up, because 4 side rails presents a higher risk. Residents will try to climb over 4 rails and injure themselves even worse. One of our frequent fallers slept on a mattress on the floor, because no matter what we tried, he kept getting up.
- Jan 29 by Blackcat99Quote from workingharderYes. As soon as the next shift arrives, I am anxious to give report, count narcotics and to get the hell out of there quick before she falls again.I pray to God my shift ends before the inevitable happens.
- Jan 29 by MotherRNJust to clarify....I thought side rails up X2 = restraints (or at least I think that's what they taught in nursing school-I'm a recent grad). Not that I don't think it's a good idea, just clarifying that it's kosher
- Jan 29 by noyesnoQuote from MotherRNTwo or three side rails are kosh. Four not kosh.Just to clarify....I thought side rails up X2 = restraints (or at least I think that's what they taught in nursing school-I'm a recent grad). Not that I don't think it's a good idea, just clarifying that it's kosher