Exam & Evaluation (Evidence Based Fall Prevention )
Questions: Please respond to following statements.
When should a fall risk assessment be completed for a hospital inpatient?
After a fall occurs
When a significant change in patient condition or medication occurs
When a patient is transferred to a new area or service
As early as possible after admission to the hospital
All of the above
An assisted fall occurs when a healthcare worker eases a patient's descent to the floor.
Which patient characteristics are common in patients at high risk for falls?
Age above 65
History of falling and diminished ambulation ability
Confusion, disorientation brought on by disease states or medication
All of the above
A patientís family member asks if restraints and sedation at night would make the patient safer from falls. Your best response would be
I'll check with the doctor for an order.
Restraints and sedation have been associated with more serious fall injuries.
Sedation at night only is recommended.
Restraints are only used on patients with intravenous infusions.
Which of the following would you describe when explaining a fall prevention program to a patient and/or family member?
Use of a reliable fall assessment tool.
Education of everyone involved with the patient.
Posting signs in the room indicating fall risk.
All of the above.
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