Reply To: Pediatric Post Fall Assessment

  • Kathleen Ackerman

    April 15, 2022 at 3:10 pm

    At Sloan we conduct a post fall huddle in near real time( as soon as possible after the incident). Pt is seen by a provider, assessed for need for any testing, treatment or follow up. No “routine”.

    Kathy Ackerman, MSN, PCNS-BC
    MSK Kids, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
    NY, NY
    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-15-2022 01:08 PM
    From: Kimberly DiGerolamo
    Subject: Pediatric Post Fall Assessment

    Hi at CHOP it would depend on physician assessment. We do perform a fall risk re-assessment after the fall but any monitoring would be based on the injury or result of the fall event. 

    Kim DiGerolamo

    Kimberly DiGerolamo,DNP, RN, PCNS-BC, FCN, CPHON, CPN
    Clinical Nurse Specialist Division of Oncology
    Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

    Original Message:
    Sent: 04-15-2022 08:16 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