finding a patient on the floor Q's


"Find a patient on the floor from a suspected fall". (select all the apply)(no other information ie injuries)

Does that necessitate a call to the provider? or no harm no foul?


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Any fall requires a call to the provider no matter if it was witnessed it not.


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Specializes in Neuro, Telemetry. Has 8 years experience.

Every change in condition warrants notifying the physician. A fall would be considered a change in condition, even if the patient can walk it off afterward. As nurses, we can only assess, decide what we think is wrong to advise the physician, and then follow through with notifying them.