1.Identify patients that are at fall for risk.

2.Prevent the falls by having patient wear the yellow arm wrist band,the yellow gown, yellow socks.

3. Move the patient close to nursing station or place patient in a sitter room.

3.Identify the factors that will lead patient to fall for example meditation or medications 💊that will lead to fall or increase the risk of falling.

4.Keep bed in a low position and locked all the time ,and call light within patient reach.

5.Bladder or bowel assessment. Do your patients have bladder or bowel problems?. Is your patient incontinent of bowel or bladder?.

6.Hourly rounds is very important to check your patient and chech for the four “Ps” which are pain ,potty ,position and personal belongings.

7.POST FALL ASSESSMENT. Assessment of patient after the falls,document findings and notify the doctor and find out if the doctor wants to order Xray or CT scan. Find out if you have to write an incident report. It is a requirement in most facilities. Do not mention in your note that you wrote any incident report.

Published by edochie99

A Registered Nurse with over twenty years of hospital experience, an author with Masters Degree in Nursing,also Bachelor Degree in Nursing,graduated in 1996 from USC,University of Southern California.MSN in 2009 University of Phoenix.

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