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Falls Risk – Part 2: interventions

In addition to a documented falls risk assessment, interventions to prevent falls should be carried out and clearly documented including but not limited to: non-slip socks or footwear, appropriate mobility aides within reach and in use when ambulating, hip protectors in place, bed in low position, and call bell within reach. For those patients that…

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Falls Risk – Part 1: assessment and precautions

A patient having a fall while in hospital is a known cause for delayed recovery, discharge and increased risk of injury and death. It is not only the responsibility of the nurses caring for patients but the facility/organization and the healthcare team including physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists, etc.; however, nurses are often the first…

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