Fall Assessment, Prevention & Management

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Fall Assessment, Prevention & Management

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    A __________ is defined as a sudden, uncontrolled, unintentional, downward displacement of the body to the ground or other object, excluding falls resulting from violent blows or other purposeful actions.
    • A. 

      Near fall

    • B. 

      Un-witnessed fall

    • C. 

      Fall

    • D. 

      Accidental Falls

  • 2. 
    An __________ occurs when a patient is found on the floor and neither the patient nor anyone else knows how he or she got there.
    • A. 

      Fall

    • B. 

      Accidental falls

    • C. 

      Near fall

    • D. 

      Un-witnessed fall

  • 3. 
    A ____________is a sudden loss of balance that does not result in a fall or other injury.
    • A. 

      Accidental falls

    • B. 

      Near fall

    • C. 

      Fall

    • D. 

      Un-witnessed fall

  • 4. 
    The patient’s risk of harm from falls will be evaluated objectively using the ___________ tool that will categorize the fall risk as High, Moderate, or Low.
    • A. 

      Morse Fall Risk Assessment

    • B. 

      Hendrich II Fall Risk Model

    • C. 

      St. Thomas Risk Assessment

    • D. 

      Humpty Dumpty Fall Scale

  • 5. 
    In the event patient experienced fall, BAH physician must conduct a follow-up visit to the patient within __________.
    • A. 

      24 hours

    • B. 

      72 hours

    • C. 

      12 hours

    • D. 

      6 hours

  • 6. 
    The FPOC should submit the completed form to the Quality Team within ______ hours from the time of the physician follow-up visit.
    • A. 

      12 hours

    • B. 

      24 hours

    • C. 

      72 hours

    • D. 

      6 hours

  • 7. 
    A basic home safety assessment shall be completed and documented in the patient’s medical record. The following shall be assessed and documented in the record except:
    • A. 

      The patient’s functional limitations

    • B. 

      Normal balance, gait or strength?

    • C. 

      Impaired mobility

    • D. 

      Patient history of falls

  • 8. 
    Examples of medications that may impact the patient’s physiological balance:
    • A. 

      Diuretics

    • B. 

      Hypoglycemic

    • C. 

      Laxatives

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 9. 
    Post-fall Management procedure includes the following steps except?
    • A. 

      Do not move patient initially, reassure patient.

    • B. 

      Call for assistance.

    • C. 

      Mobilize cervical spine if head and neck pain is reported or suspected.

    • D. 

      Check for other potential injuries.

  • 10. 
    Universal Falls Interventions are the following except?
    • A. 

      Assure improper lighting

    • B. 

      Keep floor surfaces clean dry

    • C. 

      Keep patient care areas uncluttered

    • D. 

      A bed alarm should be requested

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