Reply To: Post-Fall Process

  • Angie Blackwell

    Member
    November 4, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Hi Chris!

    We are just getting ready to roll out post fall huddle/debriefings using the attached form. The huddle will take place after a fall and be entered into REDcap (electronic database).

    The fall is also documented in the EHR and a safety report is completed.

    Angie

     

    Angie Blackwell, MSN, RN, ACCNS-P, CPON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Hematology/Oncology

    714.509.4089

     

    1201 W. La Veta   |  Orange, CA 92868

     

     

     

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 11/4/2021 10:23:00 AM
    From: Chris Donaghey
    Subject: Post-Fall Process

    APHON team,

    As we know, preventing falls in pediatric patients is challenging for many factors.

    Many of our units have standardized assessment tools, but even they don’t always capture the variability and urgency of risks with certain patients.

    My question:

    What is your post-fall process?

    If a patient falls on your unit, other than documenting the event in the electronic health record, what occurs?

    Who is involved in the process?

    I’m curious about benchmarking as the process has the potential to be burdensome without much value added.

    Thanks!

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    Chris Donaghey, MSN, RN, PCNS-BC, CPN, CPHON
    Clinical Nurse Specialist – Center for Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders
    Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health
    Indianapolis, IN
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