Patient injuries

Patient injuries sustained from a fall while hospitalized are a never event. 

  • Morse, J. (2009). Preventing patient falls. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company. Retrieved from http://site.ebrary.com/lib/excelsior/reader.action?docID=10273903

Initial Discussion Post:

A patient has just fallen in the hospital unit where you work and fractured their skull.  A team of personnel are asked to collaborate and develop a fall prevention program that includes using the Morse Fall Scale. 
In your initial discussion post
Identify the members included on the team and why they are important to include
Identify the components used in the Morse Fall Risk Scale
Identify key points to consider when developing a fall prevention plan (Use the literature to support your decision)

 

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