Frequently observed risk factors for fall-related injuries and effective preventive interventions: A multihospital survey of nurses' perceptions

Huey-Ming Tzeng, Chang Yi Yin

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Abstract

There is an urgent need to prioritize the risk factors for injurious falls and effective interventions in nursing practice. Registered nurses perceived that the most frequently observed risk factors were confusion, gait problems, Alzheimer disease, disorientation, and inability to follow safety instructions. The most effective interventions were keeping hospital bed brakes locked, keeping floor surfaces clean/dry, using appropriate footwear for patients, maintaining a call light within reach, and reducing tripping hazards.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)130-138
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Nursing Care Quality
Volume28
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Confusion
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Wounds and Injuries
Gait
Alzheimer Disease
Nursing
Safety
Light
Surveys and Questionnaires

Keywords

  • fall
  • fall-related injuries
  • hospital
  • nursing care
  • risk factors
  • safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nursing(all)

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