Reply To: Falls in Adolescents

  • Cara Johnson

    June 1, 2021 at 6:10 pm

    We currently push really hard for all our patients to wear non skids socks. 
    We have PCAs give to all admits
    We also have staff round every hour
    When a patient does fall we huddle and they are then required to be placed on a bed alarm.

    Cara Johnson RNIII, BSN, CPON®
    Clinical Manager
    Hematology/Oncology Inpatient
    Cincinnati Childrens Hospital
    Work: (513)803-0306
    Cell: (513) 490-9253
    Original Message:
    Sent: 05-03-2021 11:32 AM
    From: Sherry Johnson
    Subject: Falls in Adolescents

    We have recently observed a rise in falls for adolescent patients in  inpatient departments.

    Do you have any specific fall prevention strategies for the adolescent population in your inpatient departments?


    Thank you



    Sherry Johnson, MSN, RN, CPON, NE-BC

    Patient Safety Project Manager

    St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital



    Sherry Johnson, CPON,MSN
    West Memphis, AR
    United States