Components of a comprehensive fall-risk assessment
Kulik C | American Nurse Today | 2011

Up to 50% of hospital patients are at risk for falls, and falling may result in injuries and prolonged hospital stays. Identifying patients who are at risk for falls by utilizing a comprehensive fall-risk program can significantly improve a hospital's fall rate. This article discusses the specific components of a fall-risk program including improved communication and education, regular reevaluation, mobility monitoring, and maintaing a safe enviroment.

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  • Care Settings: Acute Care
  • Clinical Focus: Fall Prevention
  • Content Type: Journal Articles
  • Reference: Kulik C. Components of a comprehensive fall-risk assessment. American Nurse Today. 2011; 6(3).