What is the first thing you do when you put a fall-risk pt in the bed? - page 2
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As nurse what is the first thing you do when you put a pt in the bed that is a fall risk... Read More
- 8Jan 28, '13 by JDZ344Quote 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.
- 0Jan 28, '13 by herring_RN GuideQuote 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.
- 0Jan 28, '13 by herring_RN GuideBed alarms donít work and wonít reduce patient falls
- 2Jan 28, '13 by jadelpn GuideBed 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.....
- 1Jan 28, '13 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.
- 1Jan 29, '13 by joanna73 GuideWe 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.
- 0Jan 29, '13 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