Falls In Hospital Case Study

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There are many safety issue in hospitals among one of the major issues are falls. Among the most common victims are the elder patients with multiple health problems, patient’s that undergo multiple treatment regimens, side effect of medication and patients who are unfamiliar with the environment. The consequences of falls in hospitals can result to injury with fracture, often lead to poor outcomes and increases the length of stay (National Patient Agency, 2010).The second episode of care which was the patient experiencing a fall from the side effect of the medication: valium; leading to assessment done by the nurses. RN Elliot confirmed that after 20 minutes of giving the Valium the patient had an unobserved fall. The use of the risk management

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