Falls In Hospice Patients

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    If a bed alarm is present it is okay not to check on the patient as long as the alarm does not sound.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 2. 
    Who is most at risk for falls?
    • A. 

      A patient who calls for help every time he/she has to go to the restroom

    • B. 

      An immobile patient who cannot get out of the bed without assistance

    • C. 

      A patient who fell twice last month

  • 3. 
    Effects of falls include (select all that apply):
    • A. 

      Reduced mobility and independence

    • B. 

      Increased risk for premature death

    • C. 

      Bone fractures

  • 4. 
    While providing education for a patient’s primary care taker at home, which statement would indicate the need for additional teaching?
    • A. 

      I will make sure all areas in the house are free of clutter.

    • B. 

      I should keep the lights in the house dim so my dad can rest better.

    • C. 

      I will encourage my father to use his walker whenever he gets out of bed.

  • 5. 
    Which location had the most patient falls per 1,000 days?
    • A. 

      Assisted living facilities

    • B. 

      Home

    • C. 

      Inpatient hospice facilities

  • 6. 
    Who has the highest risk for falling?
    • A. 

      A person who is dependent on ambulatory aids.

    • B. 

      A person reluctant to ask for help.

    • C. 

      A person who fears losing his or her independence.

  • 7. 
    A hospice patient who does not ask for help when getting out of bed has a low risk of falling.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    Which of these are included in the 4 P’s when assessing on hourly rounds?
    • A. 

      Pain

    • B. 

      Pulselessness

    • C. 

      Pallor

  • 9. 
    What type of footwear is best for preventing falls?
    • A. 

      Flip Flops

    • B. 

      Non skid socks

    • C. 

      Sneakers

  • 10. 
    According to the webinar, does rounding at least once an hour decrease falls?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

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