Chapter 1: Introduction
Caring for People With Fall Risks
Health care providers can help reduce patient's chances of falling and of suffering serious injuries like hip fractures and traumatic brain damage. Every day, in nursing homes located throughout the United States, hundreds of residents will experience one or more falls. Prevention of falls, whether causing injury or not, is a key safety issue in health care settings.
The interest in fall prevention has flourished and, as a result, our thinking about falls has dramatically changed. We now have a better understanding of why falls occur and, more importantly, what can be done to prevent falls from happening. As health care providers, we have a responsibility to promote the safety of our patients, residents, or clients. This means learning how to care for people that carry an increase risk of falls.
Upon completion of the course, the participant should be able to:
- Identify confusion disorders.
- Recognize and identify signs of fall risk.
- List hazards of fall risks.
- Identify safety tips for fall prevention.
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Managing Residents with Confusion Disorders
- Residents with Confusion Disorders
Chapter Three: Residents Who Wander
Chapter Four: Fall Risks Associated with Incontinence
- Residents with Incontinence
Chapter Five: Fall Risks Associated with the Hypotensive Resident
Chapter Six: Fall Risks Associated with the Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorder Resident
- Residents with Neurological and Musculoskeletal Disorders
Chapter 7: Fall Risks Associated with the Diabetic Resident
Chapter 8: Conclusion
Chapter 9: Reference Support