Reply To: Pediatric Post Fall Assessment

  • Patricia Conlon

    April 15, 2022 at 10:36 am

    For us, it depends on the nature of the injury, if any, and any follow up/monitoring is discussed during the post-fall huddle.

    ·         A post fall huddle will occur after each patient fall.

    o    Prior to the post fall huddle, the patient must be assessed and treated for injuries.

    o    The post fall huddle must be organized by an RN as soon as possible after a patient fall event.




    Patricia Conlon, MS, APRN, CNS

    Assistant Professor of Nursing

    Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist

    Pediatric Infusion Therapy Center

    Ambulatory Hematology/Oncology

    Radiation Oncology

    Ambulatory Pediatric Surgery


    Mayo Clinic Children’s Center

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    Original Message:
    Sent: 4/15/2022 9:17:00 AM
    From: Kellie Joyce
    Subject: Pediatric Post Fall Assessment

    Curious what other institutions practices are regarding post-fall assessment standards. Do you have a standard frequency at which vitals, neuro checks, etc. are completed or is it based on physician assessment?
    Thank you!

    Kellie Joyce BSN,CPHON,RN
    Grand Rapids MI United States