Evidence Based Best Practices in Clinical Healthcare

Title

Improving Fall Risks in Cognitively Impaired Patients

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

N/A

List all Project Mentors & Advisor(s)

Dr. Marcia Hobbs

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

One of the major issues in all healthcare facilities is patient fall risk. Most hospitals or healthcare facilities will have a sign out that states “number of days since a patient fall”, therefore proving this is a predominant issue that can continually use significant improvement. It is a rising issue especially in confused and mentally impaired patients. Evidence based research has been gathered in efforts to improve the risk of falls, therefore improving safety scores for healthcare facilities. Increasing evidence from clinical trials, studies, and clinical practice show that cognition and gait are correlated in older adults. To improve this issue, the focus should be on determining the causes of most falls, and ways to improve these fall risks. Recommendations, such as music-based multitask exercise programs, and other interventions to amend in a facility's fall policy are included on the poster.

Location

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

Start Date

November 2016

End Date

November 2016

Affiliations

Nursing

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Improving Fall Risks in Cognitively Impaired Patients

Large Ballroom, Curris Center, Murray State University

One of the major issues in all healthcare facilities is patient fall risk. Most hospitals or healthcare facilities will have a sign out that states “number of days since a patient fall”, therefore proving this is a predominant issue that can continually use significant improvement. It is a rising issue especially in confused and mentally impaired patients. Evidence based research has been gathered in efforts to improve the risk of falls, therefore improving safety scores for healthcare facilities. Increasing evidence from clinical trials, studies, and clinical practice show that cognition and gait are correlated in older adults. To improve this issue, the focus should be on determining the causes of most falls, and ways to improve these fall risks. Recommendations, such as music-based multitask exercise programs, and other interventions to amend in a facility's fall policy are included on the poster.