Falls in older persons prevention and management in hospitals and nursing falls are common in elderly people living in institutions and they often cause serious injuries such as hip fracture 1 2 the clinical and economic costs of such injuries are high 3 and numerous guidelines have been developed to reduce falls and related injuries. Hospitals must pay out of pocket for rehabilitation services for the patient 2 because falls continue to occur nurses caring for older adults in hospitals have implemented fall prevention interventions for example use of fall risk score models to assess patients risks for falling. Falls in older persons prevention management in hospitals nursing tideiksaar rein on amazoncomau free shipping on eligible orders falls in older persons prevention management in hospitals nursing. Journal of gerontological nursing falls in older persons prevention and management 2nd ed by rein tideiksaar 1998 baltimore md health professions press 185 pages son cover 2350this . Using a whiteboard in the nursing station alerts nurses of patients at high risk for falls 5 a huddle after a fall is a communication tool used to inform the staff of falls that happened in the last 24 hours 5 by disclosing unit fall rates throughout the hospital each unit can learn from other units and be proactive in fall prevention
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