Pre-test: Fall Risk Assessment And Prevention

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Pre-test: Fall Risk Assessment And Prevention - Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    When an elderly person falls, they psychologically feel more capable of handling fall.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    False. A fall increases the fear of falling

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  • 2. 

    One way to standardized an approach to fall risk identification is through the use of a fall risk assessment tool.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    True. Standardization reduces the likelihood of variability and omitting important information.

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  • 3. 

    What patient are at the highest risk for falling. Select all that apply.

    • A.

      History of falls

    • B.

      Impaired cognition

    • C.

      Impaired mobility

    • D.

      Patient in a cluttered rooms

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. History of falls
    B. Impaired cognition
    C. Impaired mobility
    D. Patient in a cluttered rooms
    Explanation
    Patients who have a history of falls are at the highest risk for falling because they have already experienced falls in the past. Impaired cognition can also increase the risk of falling as it may affect the patient's judgment, decision-making, and awareness of their surroundings. Impaired mobility, such as difficulty walking or balancing, can make a patient more prone to falling. Lastly, being in a cluttered room can increase the risk of falling as it creates obstacles and hazards that can cause trips or slips.

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  • 4. 

    You only need to do a fall risk assessment once a month on your patient because they likely will not change status.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    Patients often change their physiological and mental status.
    Reassessment is imperative to identify fall risk status changes.

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  • 5. 

    Which of the following is true regarding falls in elderly?

    • A.

      A patient should not use a walker to ambulate if their motor strength is intact.

    • B.

      Hip fractures are not the most frequent type of fall-related fractures.

    • C.

      A motorized scooter is a better option to prevent falls in the elderly.

    • D.

      Medication use may contribute to increased fall risk.

    Correct Answer
    D. Medication use may contribute to increased fall risk.
    Explanation
    Medication use may contribute to increased fall risk in the elderly because certain medications can cause side effects such as dizziness, drowsiness, and impaired balance. These side effects can increase the likelihood of falls, especially in older individuals who may already have age-related balance and mobility issues. Therefore, it is important for healthcare providers to carefully assess and monitor medication use in the elderly to minimize the risk of falls.

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