Fall Risk Assessment Paper

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• Identify the members included on the team and why they are important to include “Preventing falls requires a planned and coordinated effort. In an institution, this means involving all staff, from the highest level of administration to housekeeping. It includes all health professions, but especially nursing, medicine, pharmacy and physiotherapy” (2009). Members of the intra disciplinary team I would include are the registered nurses, the unlicensed assistive personnel (UAP), the physicians; including the neurologist, physical and occupational therapists, and the pharmacist. Other non-clinical members of the team I would include is the housekeeping department. These members of the team are important to incorporate into the development of a fall prevention program because each …show more content…
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