Influence of patients’ mental status on inpatient falls in adult acute care settings

Source: Journal of Advanced Nursing, 2010, 66(8) p.  1741-1746

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Date of publication: June 2010

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Results of a retrospective research study in the US of fallers’ mental status as one of the patient-related intrinsic risk factors for falls.  Concludes that risk assessment and targeted surveillance should be used as part of falls prevention policy involving nursing staff and family members in assessing a patient’s mental status as this may help to prevent falls caused by mental status deficits.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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