Risk Factors And Fall Prevention Essay

911 Words Feb 16th, 2016 4 Pages
As of year 2015, there were 120 residents in Kamehameha Nursing Home who suffered physical injuries because of falls. This is an alarming rate as the number of falls tremendously increased. Because of the alarming increased rate of fall in Kamehameha Nursing Home, needs assessments were conducted to identify risk factors and ways to address it.
The aims of the needs assessment were:
a. Determining the causes of falls
b. Determining the effects of falls to the residents of Kamehameha Nursing Home
c. Determining fall prevention barriers and knowing possible strengths of the residents in the facility.
d. Determining the interest of the residents in different educational and fall prevention strategies
e. Training and educating Kamehameha Nursing Home healthcare professional staffs about fall risk factors and fall prevention. A survey was conducted to achieve the goal of the needs assessment. Below are the important information identified:
Major risk factors identified: 1. Multiple Medications 2. Poor Vision
Major Barriers to Fall Prevention 1. Resident’s attitude towards fall prevention 2. Lack of proper knowledge about fall prevention
The Solutions:
There were two interventions recommended to address falls in Kamehameha Nursing Home: 1. Multifactorial Fall Prevention Interventions a. Medication Review b. Education and Training 2. Effective Implementation of Universal Fall Precautions
The Strategies:
1. To reduce fall in the facility, Kamehameha Nursing Home must…

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