Fall Accident Report In Nursing

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A fall injuries are common in elderly throughout the life span, but the importance of a fall event depends on the person's age. Young children fall frequently but they only suffer injuries with bruises and bumps while for elderly they result in fractures, lacerations, sprains, dislocations and subdural hematomas. However, falls in elderly can also result in serious injuries or even death. Today, the risk managers take a more positive contact by raising alertness that put staffs at risk of doing an error.

Fall incident
Mrs. Tan aged 75 was admitted to the ward , due to her recent fall that she had at home. she was admitted to have the physiotherapist to examine her as she had a fracture due to the fall . I was doing my morning
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The cause of the patient to have a fall was because of the communication breakdown , the nurse have lesser competent in her skill because firstly when the patient pressed the called bell she attended to her and claimed that she will be back shortly but she didn't turn up which leads the patient to fall. In nursing, negligence can be defined as a failure to take reasonable care when a nurse who is fully capable of caring does not care in the way a reasonably prudent nurse would, and as a result the patient suffers unnecessarily. The nurse should have manage her time well by asking for help to prioritise her workload. In my opinion, time management helps nurses to manage the work load and it is also important to attend to the patient needs first than writing report. If I was the nurse taking care of this patient I would have answered her call bell promptly and might have fulfilled her …show more content…
The nurse should maintain clinical competency and acknowledge her limitations. Risk factors for falls should be viewed as likely unpredictable and falls should not be taken lightly especially in aging population. Lastly I would highly recommended my client to look out for her own health

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