fall prevention program

Specialties Geriatric

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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

nur20

270 Posts

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

Talino

1,010 Posts

Specializes in ER CCU MICU SICU LTC/SNF.

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/Current_Issue.htm?ID=386

... hope it helps. :)

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blondie

28 Posts

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.

Carer

44 Posts

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

Carer

44 Posts

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.

Paprikat

216 Posts

Specializes in Geriatrics.

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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