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Hain’s article provided us with prevention strategies aimed at reducing falls that nurses can use to prevent them from occurring. Patients undergoing hemodialysis have a higher risk and nurses should be more thorough in their assessments to ensure patient safety and improve patient outcomes. References Hain, D. (2012). Fall Prevention in Adults Undergoing Incenter Hemodialysis. Nephrology Nursing Journal, 39(3), 251-255 Potter, P. A., Perry, A. G., Stockert, P.A., & Hall, A.
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Therefore, we need fall prevention strategies and tools to define and measure falls. Ultimately that wills assist health care teams to identify risks and target prevention strategies. The purpose of this stud... ... middle of paper ... ...e is not single intervention or strategy that will prove successful. In fact strategies that may work well on a general unit and may not work well on an oncology or other unit. Therefore, using a different but combined fall prevention strategies would help to prevent the intentional and unintentional patient fall.
This document’s purpose is to assist nurses to identify elderly patients at risk for falls and to implement interventions to prevent or decrease the number of falls and fall related injuries (RNAO, 2005). The target population are elderly adults in acute or long-term care. The recommendations are to help practitioners and patients make effective healthcare decisions, support nurses by giving educational recommendations, and to guide organizations in providing an environment receptive to quality nursing care and ongoing evaluation of guideline implementation and outcomes. These guidelines stress and interdisciplinary approach with ongoing communication and take patient preferences into consideration. 2.