Fall Reduction Program Implementation Plan In Patient Care In Hospitals
Fall reduction program tries to explore ways of reducing patient falls through improving staff connection, communication, and problem-solving skills in promoting patient care in hospitals, Nursing homes and other health care facilities (Colon-Emeric, 2013). The fall reduction program will be implemented by introducing various changes that will go a long way in reducing patient falls. One of the changes will be launching education program in healthcare centers. The training program will kick off in the nursing home and other healthcare facilities.
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Implementing this program will cause a reduction in the reported number of falls and hence saves life and extra money which could have gone into the treatment and care of the victims. The program emphasizes on some issues which need to be done to reduce the number of report cases. One of the solutions which need implementation in all Nursing homes and health care facilities is the introduction of safety companions. Safety partners refer to those individuals who usually accompany patients with a track record of falling. The Patients who are unable and disoriented to follow directions need company. Safety guides are all train on nursing care and other related skills to provide the much-needed protection to patients with likelihood of falling. The first step in assigning an individual patient a companion is assessing whether they fall under high risk of falling. People with a high risk of falling are mainly those having poor vision, weakness, History of falls, incontinence, and cardiovascular disease. If the patient falls under the category of residents at high risk for falling, a companion is assigned to them immediately. The companion will then provide aid and continuous observation to prevent accidental falls. Safety partners will help significantly in reducing patient falls. Secondly, beds in Nursing homes and selected number of beds in healthcare facilities should be fitted with alarms. The alarms will alert the nurses and caregivers when the patient is awake. As a result, the nurses or caregivers will go and attend to the patients and protect them from falling. It is imperative to engage the patient in making them busy to avoid unnecessary movements. Lastly, nurses and caregivers are trained on the importance of making routine inspections around the rooms of patients with higher likelihood of falling. The purpose of maintaining regular checks are to ensure all