Patient Falls

Can anyone offer some information on what they are doing in addition to a fall risk screen. For example, you may use Morse Fall Risk screening tool to arrive at a score but do you have an embedded Fall Assessment too that asks specific questions? The whole point is to get patient specific interventions but how to prompt the nursing staff to ask the questions or get them thinking about those patient specific interventions. Thank you!


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  • commented 2016-02-16 15:42:15 -0500
    we utilize the Hester Davis fall screen built into Epic. Then we put fall prevention tools in place such as bed alarms, mats, fall risk signs, head gear, etc. Nurses are prompted by a banner in the EHR. The banner appears on the screen when a fall assessment is due. Quality monitor reports in real time for each units fall risk compliance.
  • commented 2016-02-15 12:00:35 -0500
    We utilize the Cerner EHR and we had our EHR team build in a tool. If the MFS is 50 or greater a trigger box drops open and asks the nurse to select from a list interventions she/he has implemented: fall risk sign on patient door, wheels locked, fall bracelet, bed alarms, 1:1 sitter, no skid socks, call light available, etc.
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