Reply To: Post-Fall Process

  • Sherry Johnson

    November 4, 2021 at 12:25 pm

    We enter falls in our event reporting system, perform fall huddles and complete the follow-up for falls in the event reports.
    Enclosed is the nursing and institutional policy.

    Sherry Johnson, CPON,MSN
    West Memphis, AR
    United States
    Original Message:
    Sent: 11-04-2021 10:26 AM
    From: Angie Blackwell
    Subject: Post-Fall Process

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




    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.


    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