Fall Risk Prevention

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Solutions offered – selected solution and rationale for this decision: Other than the medical treatment other solutions offered to prevent this fall strategy. More attention was given to the patient safety. Hospital structure was changed to the patient centered. This hospital structure change is very much required because elderly patients are more comfortable with their known environment and due to age they are not ready to accept the change. To make elderly patients more comfortable to the hospital conditions, it is required to change structure of the hospital. Patient fall risk assessment tool was implemented in the hospital and proper checklist maintained for the analysis of the patient. Training has been provided to the healthcare professionals…show more content…
Implementation of the suitable exercise for the patients with the risk of fall, results in the less incidence of the fall. Psychological diseases are more common in the elderly patients, because these patients are on the chronic dosing of the antipsychotic drugs. Withdrawal of these antipsychotic drugs, results in the lesser incidence of fall in the elderly patients. Instead of practicing fall prevention programme on all the elderly patients, it was implemented to the targeted patients i.e. fall risk patients. Result of this targeted patient intervention results in more efficient outcome as it reduces unnecessary burden on the healthcare team and cost to the hospital management. Working in the multidisciplinary team results in the more effective prevention strategy for the fall of the elderly patient. Multidisciplinary team has more accurate diagnosis and treatment of the said condition. Administration of vitamin D in the patient with risk of fall, results in less number of fractures and less severity fractures in the hospital. There are different strategies for the prevention of fall, like physical, counseling or training, psychological and medicine based. It has been observed that combined effect of these strategies give better results, i.e. multifactorial strategies are more effective as compared to the individual strategies.…show more content…
Implementation of this strategy is very beneficial to the patients. This helps patients to be more positive about the fall. Patients’ needn’t be worry much about their fall because most of the matters related to the fall are taken care by the other stakeholders form the family and healthcare profession. Family members also feels relaxed after the implementation of this strategy. Because family members needn’t required to take the patient to the other hospital or other department after the fall of the patient. Also in terms of cost of the treatment also, there is noteworthy reduction in the cost of treatment as all the segments of the treatment are happening at the same place. For the healthcare professional, there is so many tasks are there to perform after the implementation of the strategy. Also, there is lot of learning for the healthcare professionals in all this exercise. Clinicians and practitioners visited the patients frequently and attended the cases. There is double work load on clinicians. Nurses became more systematic and documentation became more standardized for the nurses. Nurses are completely occupied with their patients because their frequency of attending the patient has increased more than double to the patient. Wardboy has to lot of work for patient like adjusting the bed height to the lower

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