Fall precautions

Nursing Continuing Education

Fall precautions Teaching 2005

SN instructed patient and caregiver on strategies that can significantly help decrease the risk of a fall such as: skid-proof mats or strips in the shower and bathtub, removal of furniture that can slip away if grabbed accidentally for support, supportive non-slip footwear and not walking in stocking feet. SN also instructed on side effects of most medications taking that could possibly cause dizziness and to report it so that it can be addressed by physician. Patient and caregiver voiced understanding of all instructions given.

Fall precautions Teaching 2006

RN instructed patient and caregiver on balance in order to avoid fall that can produce complications in musculoskeletal system. RN explained that with age, a combination of factors decreases balance and the nerve endings in our feet don't detect impulses as readily and the balance control centers in our brain and our ears operate more slowly so age - related changes in vision and hearing, even when subtle, also contribute to the decline in balance and could increase the risk of falls. Patient and caregiver voiced understanding of all instructions given.

Fall precautions Teaching 2009

RN performed supervision with HHA present and reviewed that the HHA Care Plan is followed as ordered. Patient is satisfied with rendered services. RN instructed patient and caregiver on strategies that can significantly help decrease the risk of a fall such as: skid - proof mats or strips in the shower and bathtub, removal of furniture that can slip away if grabbed accidentally for support, supportive non - slip footwear and not walking in stocking feet. RN also explained that side effects of most medications taking can cause dizziness and advised to immediately report the occurrence of dizziness so that it can be addressed by physician. Patient and caregiver voiced understanding of all instructions given.

Fall precautions Teaching 1287

Skilled nurse instructed patient on safety measures to avoid injuries and falls such as keeping adequate lighting during the day and night and was educated on proper use of assistive device to prevent falls.

Fall precautions Teaching 1717

Patient was instructed on strategies that can significantly help decrease the risk of a fall such as: Skid-proof mats or strips in the shower and bathtub, Removal of furniture that can slip away if grabbed accidentally for support, supportive non-slip footwear and not walking in stocking feet. Patient currently uses cane while ambulating and states that it helps her with her balance. Patient advised that side effects of most medications taking can cause dizziness and to report and dizziness so that it can be addressed by MD. Patient voiced understanding SN will continue to monitor.

Fall precautions Teaching 810

Patient was instructed on list of measures to prevent falls at home: If use a cane put rubber tips on it. Keep the house well lit especially stairways, porches and outside walkways. Use night lights in areas such as hallways and bathroom.

Fall precautions Teaching 811

Instructed patient to install light switches at both the top and bottom of stairways.

Fall precautions Teaching 813

Instructed patient in the importance to use the ambulatory aids to prevent accidental falls.

Fall precautions Teaching 822

Instructed on the importance of using adjunctive equipment (e.g., cane) as a measure aimed to reducing the risk of falls/injuries.

Fall precautions Teaching 584

Patient was instructed on other reasons Why Older People Fall such as: Impaired vision & for example, needing new glasses or having cataracts, Excess use of alcohol or sedatives.