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Five easy steps to prevent falls : the comprehensive guide to keeping patients of all ages safe

Author: Deanna Gray-Miceli; American Nurses Association,
Publisher: Silver Spring, MD : American Nurses Association, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A must-have, comprehensive, user-friendly guide for all practicing nurses working in hospitals, long-term care, or other health care organizations. It's complete with colour photographs that  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deanna Gray-Miceli; American Nurses Association,
ISBN: 1558105670 9781558105676
OCLC Number: 895713176
Notes: "First printing: September 2014"--Title page verso.
Description: xvi, 138 pages : illustrations
Contents: A public health perspective and background information on falls and falls prevention : A public health approach to falls and fall-related injury prevention ; Significance of falls in America ; Levels of prevention ; Where people fall: place of occurrence ; Falls and fall-related injuries among older adults ; Language and terms used to describe falls within public health ; Case definitions of falls by national organizations ; Risk to fall and risk to injure: use of fall risk screening tools ; Modifiable or potentially reversible fall risk factors ; Fall injury reduction ; Injury severity ; Preventing injurious falls ; Measuring falls ; Mechanisms for patient falls within healthcare facilities ; Types of patient falls ; Organization of this book --
Step 1. Eliciting a fall-focused health history :P Broad public health service objective ; Educational learner outcomes --
Step 2. Conducting a fall-focused physical assessment : Broad public health service objective: Monitor health status to identify and solve community problems ; Vital signs ; Visual acuity ; Cardiovascular assessment ; Pulmonary system ; Gastrointestinal system ; Musculoskeletal system ; Other considerations ; Assessment of functional reach by trained occupational and physical therapists ; Inspection for suspected post-fall injury ; Useful screening measures ; Helpful web-based resources --
Step 3. Detecting environmental hazards and modifying the environment for patient and healthcare worker safety : Broad public health service objective: Assuring a competent workforce by diagnosing and investigating health problems in the community ; Falls at home: the community setting ; Hospital and long-term care setting ; Falls in the environment ; Equipment ; Environmental safety (outdoors and at home) ; Environmental safety checklist in the home ; Roles and responsibilities of nurses and other interdisciplinary team members in falls and injury prevention ; Environmental rounds in the healthcare setting ; Environmental modifications for patients at high risk to injury --
Step 4. Diagnosing and communicating the fall type and developing an interprofessional plan of care : Broad public health services objectives: Three community-based objectives ; Integrating the historical data, physical examination findings and environmental assessment ; Effective communication and handoff for falls prevention ; Team STEPPS: Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety ; Handoffs ; Signage ; Walking rounds ; Patient and environmental safety checks ; Teamwork, fall champions, and promoting a culture of safety ; Falls management plan --
Step 5. Informing, educating, and empowering patients : Broad public health services objective for Step 5: Inform, educate and empower people ; Core ingredients of the teaching plan ; Use of teach-backs for falls prevention education.
Other Titles: 5 easy steps to prevent falls
Responsibility: Deanna Gray-Miceli.

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