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During clinical shift at Baptist Health Paducah Hospital on the CCU floor the question asked was, what needs to be researched? After watching the charge nurse help patients all day I asked her what she thought needed to be researched. After thinking for a while she went on to tell me about how they are getting hit pretty hard on infections so there is no need for more research on that. After that she went on to tell me that their fall prevention protocol was lacking pretty badly. They do a fall risk assessment and based on the number decide what their chances of a fall is. They then give them fall risk bracelets and bed alarms. She said the bed alarms they have a pretty outdated and don’t work half the time they are used. There had to be newer research on better fall prevention. There protocol is lacking something that keeps the patients from not getting hurt. T It seems like it is just there for the nurse so they know that the patient is at risk for falling. This doesn’t help prevent a fall for the patient. Plus some nurses can’t get to the alarm right away so by the time they go to check the alarm it is too late. After doing some research a few articles about patient teaching and involving the patient in fall prevention popped up. The problem with the current policy is that it is lacking new evidence based practice.

Location

Small Ballroom, Curris Center

Start Date

April 2016

End Date

April 2016

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Fall prevention

Small Ballroom, Curris Center

During clinical shift at Baptist Health Paducah Hospital on the CCU floor the question asked was, what needs to be researched? After watching the charge nurse help patients all day I asked her what she thought needed to be researched. After thinking for a while she went on to tell me about how they are getting hit pretty hard on infections so there is no need for more research on that. After that she went on to tell me that their fall prevention protocol was lacking pretty badly. They do a fall risk assessment and based on the number decide what their chances of a fall is. They then give them fall risk bracelets and bed alarms. She said the bed alarms they have a pretty outdated and don’t work half the time they are used. There had to be newer research on better fall prevention. There protocol is lacking something that keeps the patients from not getting hurt. T It seems like it is just there for the nurse so they know that the patient is at risk for falling. This doesn’t help prevent a fall for the patient. Plus some nurses can’t get to the alarm right away so by the time they go to check the alarm it is too late. After doing some research a few articles about patient teaching and involving the patient in fall prevention popped up. The problem with the current policy is that it is lacking new evidence based practice.

 

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