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Fall Management: Discussion Guide, In Service Mobile App

The information in this app is intended to supplement the knowledge of nursing and medical staff. Altering the environment or adapting equipment as well as other care processes may not be applicable in your setting. Before using any of the adaptations or items, all available information concerning the resident as well as particular circumstances of the environment and equipment must be carefully evaluated by staff. The information provided in this app is advisory only and is not intended to replace sound clinical judgment or individualized resident care. The Fall Management: Discussion Guide, In Service includes a detailed checklist for a staff meeting regarding patient falls. The app covers: environment and equipment, gait and mobility, medications, unsafe behavior and pain management. GoCanvas can create a Custom PDF to match and look identical to your current paper version of this app.

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    What interventions to reduce fall risk are important to consider?

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    1. Environmental and equipment

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    reduce clutter, keep clear pathways

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    provide adequate lighting at night

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    add labels/pictures to help her locate the bathroom and her room

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    provide frequent reassurance and orientation to facility

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    use hip protectors

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    2. Gait and mobility

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    screen resident’s ability to transfer and ambulate safely to determine level of staff assistance ...

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    based on screen, order an evaluation by OT/PT

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    3. Medications

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    ask primary care provider to review all medications, their possible interactions and side effects

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    ask consultant pharmacist to review medications

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    implement sleep hygiene measures immediately (no caffeine after 4 pm, limit daytime napping, prov...

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    4. Anxiety, agitation and unsafe behavior

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    implement general behavior management strategies

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    move closer to nurses station

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    use adequate night light

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    leave door open at night for regular checking by staff who walk past

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    provide frequent reminders about call bell

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    conduct trial use of a change in position/pressure alarm or a room sensor

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    use a low bed and mat

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    provide comfort measures; reassure frequently

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    learn about her culture, likes and dislikes and religious preference

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    know at least three things that bring her comfort

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    develop a toileting schedule and include an evaluation of bathroom safety and possible beside com...

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    5. Pain management

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    evaluate resident’s pain level using appropriate pain scale for residents with dementia

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