Housekeeping is an important member to include simply because they are the ones who keep the floors and hallways free and clear of debris. They also make sure that there are no hazards on the floors that could cause a patient to slip and then fall. These hazards include spills and bodily fluids.
• Identify the components used in the Morse Fall Risk Scale According to Janet Morse, there are three types of falls, the accidental fall, the physiological anticipated fall and the unanticipated physiological fall (2009). To help prevent falls, the Morse Fall Risk Scale can be used to determine the risk a patient has for falling the scale consists of six components that help determine a patients risk of falling. The components used in the Morse Fall Risk Scale are history of falling, secondary diagnoses, ambulatory aid, IV therapy/saline lock, gait and mental status.
• Identify key points to consider when developing a fall prevention plan (Use the literature to support your