Slips and falls. Assisted and unassisted

  1. Some may think this topic is silly but I'm just curious. A few weeks ago I had an incident that I reported. A resident was assisted to the floor. After reading posts on here I said ok I'll report it although to me it wasn't a fall but also to my nurse either. Anyway tonight working with another CNA and a resident who was wiggling while we performed care. I yelled to my co worker not to let him touch the floor. We held on to him as we cleaned him I noticed his knee touch the ground. One knee. My co worker claims it didn't I think to ease my consciounce... she was like he didn't fall he started slipping. Idk. We were holding him so to me him putting his knee down was voluntary maybe because he couldn't hold himself at the angle he was although we were holding him also as so he wouldn't fall . Honest opinions should this have been reported as a fall or am I as usual over thinking. Also after this I am deleting my account if anyone can help me with that I'd be grateful.
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  4. by   Elfriede
    Report everthing. -written - . Don´t let your co workers run into the same trap.
  5. by   Sour Lemon
    Quote from ConsciousCNA
    Some may think this topic is silly but I'm just curious. A few weeks ago I had an incident that I reported. A resident was assisted to the floor. After reading posts on here I said ok I'll report it although to me it wasn't a fall but also to my nurse either. Anyway tonight working with another CNA and a resident who was wiggling while we performed care. I yelled to my co worker not to let him touch the floor. We held on to him as we cleaned him I noticed his knee touch the ground. One knee. My co worker claims it didn't I think to ease my consciounce... she was like he didn't fall he started slipping. Idk. We were holding him so to me him putting his knee down was voluntary maybe because he couldn't hold himself at the angle he was although we were holding him also as so he wouldn't fall . Honest opinions should this have been reported as a fall or am I as usual over thinking. Also after this I am deleting my account if anyone can help me with that I'd be grateful.
    What does your facility's policy say? Let that be your guide.
    In the places I've worked, a knee on the ground would be a "fall". Suggesting that the patient "decided" to get down on his knee is silly, and I think you know that.
    Don't let other people steer you away from doing what you know is right. There have been cases where a patient has fallen, it went unreported for a few days, and the patient was later found to have a few-days-old fracture. That's not what happens most of the time, but those stories are cautionary tales.
  6. by   CoffeeRTC
    This would be an "Assist to floor." I would report it. Reporting events like this help in the long run. Does this resident need evaluated for therapy for strengthening or transfer training? Would they benefit from a restorative nursing program? Should they be classified as a two person transfer or use a sit to stand lift. Evaluating this can only help and make it safer for the resident and staff.

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