Fall Prevention


All patients are screened for fall risk level at admission. Look to see if there is a flyer posted at patient rooms indicating that a patient may be at risk for falls. Never attempt to assist a patient to navigate within a room or exam room – notify a provider for assistance. If you find a patient has fallen, do not attempt to lift or move them – call for help and notify a provider immediately.

All Inpatients Should Have The Following:

  • Call light within reach. 
  • Bed in lowest position with brakes locked. 
  • Clear environment. 
  • Crib rails or bed rails in highest position for pediatrics.

High fall risk interventions include:

  • Yellow socks for adults 
  • Orange or green for toddlers/youth 
  • Purposeful rounding 
  • Bed or chair alarm or other assistive device

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