Preventing falls in hospital
Slide 1: Introduction
Welcome to our presentation about preventing falls in hospitals. In this presentation, we will discuss the key facts and strategies for reducing patient falls.
Slide 2: Causes of Falls
Patient falls can be caused by various factors such as physical weakness, confusion, or taking too many medications. It is essential to identify any underlying risks so that appropriate interventions can be implemented.
Slide 3: Assessment & Intervention Strategies
Healthcare professionals should assess each patient’spatient’s risk of falling and then implement an individualized plan of care. This may involve providing mobility assistance, adjusting medication regimens, or protecting the environment with bed and chair alarms.
Slide 4: Monitoring
It is essential to monitor the patient’s progress continuously and adjust interventions as needed. For example, if a patient has suffered a fall, their care plan should be reassessed and updated to include additional safety measures.
Slide 5: Education & Empowerment
Providing education and empowerment to patients and their families can help reduce falls. This includes educating them on risk factors, intervention strategies, proper medication management, and how to move safely within the hospital environment.
Slide 6: Collaboration
It is also essential for healthcare professionals to collaborate with other departments, such as physical therapy, nutrition services, or occupational therapy, in order to ensure comprehensive care plans are developed for each patient.
Slide 7: Teamwork
Teamwork is essential for reducing falls in hospitals. All healthcare staff should work together to identify at-risk patients, develop comprehensive care plans, and continuously monitor progress.
Slide 8: Technology
The use of technology can also help reduce falls in hospitals. For example, bed alarms or motion sensors can alert staff when a patient has attempted to leave their bed or chair unattended.
Slide 9: Summary
In summary, preventing falls in hospitals requires an interdisciplinary approach that includes assessing each patient’spatient’s risk factors, implementing intervention strategies, and monitoring their progress. Education and collaboration are also crucial components that should be considered. Lastly, technology can provide an additional layer of safety and support.
Slide 10: Conclusion
Thank you for taking the time to learn about the strategies for preventing falls in hospitals. We hope this presentation has given you a better understanding of keeping patients safe in the hospital environment.
Slide 11: Resources
For more information, please visit the following websites:
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/injury/fall_prevention/index.htm
• The Joint Commission – http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/6/Fall_Prevention_Fact_Sheet.pdf
• National Council of State Boards of Nursing – https://www.ncsbn.org/Falls-Prevention-White-Paper-2016-final-.pdf
Slide 12: References
Ameenuddin, N., Hillman, C., & Akula, V. (2016). Healthcare-associated falls An interprofessional approach to prevention and management. The Nurse Practitioner, 41(8), 27–34.
Joint Commission. (2019). Fall prevention fact sheet. Retrieved from http://www.jointcommission.org/assets/1/6/Fall_Prevention_Fact_Sheet.pdf
National Council of State Boards of Nursing. (2016). Falls prevention: A white paper. Retrieved from https://www.ncsbn.org/Falls-Prevention-White-Paper-2016-final-.pdf
National Institute on Aging. (2019). Falls and older adults: Preventing falls in the hospital. Retrieved from https://www.nia.nih.gov/health/falls-and-older-adults-preventing-falls-hospital
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2019). Preventing falls in hospitals. Retrieved from https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/injury/fall_prevention/index.htm
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services. (2016). Hospital-acquired conditions: Falls in the hospital fact sheet. Retrieved from https://www.cms.gov/Medicare/medicare-fee-for-service-payment/acuteinpatientPPS/downloads/HAC-Factsheet.pdf
Quigley, P., Hayes, J., & O’FlynnO’Flynn, S. (2016).
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