Development of a Fall Prevention Program
Safety for elders is always an overriding concern for healthcare delivery agents since without a safe environment the elder will be injured and therefore their health will decline. Considering the environment and the lack of safety could potentially result in a fall. Fall prevention programs are always being developed for the safety of the elder in different environments. The following assignment will enlighten you as to the elements of a good, evidence-based fall prevention program.
The following information should be included:
1. Is this a Nursing Home, SNF, Hospital, etc? Select: ________________________________
2. Name of Facility: ____________________________________________________________
3. Name of Corporation: (if needed): ______________________________________________
4. Name of Falls Program: _______________________________________________________
A. Intervention list: Name at least five (5) interventions that will help reduce the number of falls. Remember interventions should all be evidence-based and a product of real research from a peer-reviewed journal article(s).
B. Training list: List some of the training that may be needed.
C. List some of the items you will need to initiate and keep the program running. (eg signs, socks, alarms, etc.).
D. Estimated cost of the program: Be realistic and remember money is precious in any facility. Also you will need to present this as a proposal to the Administration.
E. Finally the benefit or Outcome/Goals of the program.
Again you are presenting this as a proposal to Administration, so make it desirable.
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