SCENARIOS FOR HENDRICH FALL RISK ASSESSMENT

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SCENARIOS FOR HENDRICH FALL RISK ASSESSMENT

Based on Hendrich II Fall Risk Tool what is your assessment to Mario Super? What is his score?Explain

 

SCENARIOS FOR HENDRICH FALL RISK ASSESSMENT

Week 2 Discussion/Assignment is focused on Patient Safety.

According to World Health Organization (2019) Patient safety is the absence of preventable harm to a patient during the process of health care and reduction of risk of unnecessary harm associated with health care to an acceptable minimum. Nursing daily activities revolves of providing patient and his environment the optimum care preventing avoidable events such as falls. Customarily fall risk assessment is done during patient’s admission transfer or discharge or any change of clinical condition. In this assignment a scenario will depict the patient health circumstance and based on your assessment your score will determine the patient’s risk of falling. You will use Hendrich Fall Risk Tool in determining this.

See below.

 

Advantages of these pathways / tools / core measures
Reduce variation and standardize care
Provide efficient and evidenced based-care
Improve outcomes
Educate staff as to best practices
Improve care planning
Facilitate discussion among staff

Scenario 5

Mario Super 34 y/o male is admitted to surgical step down unit after having a radical prostatectomy procedure. He has history of prostate cancer HTN and seizure disorder and is maintenance of Leviteracetam 500mgs po twice a day. He is awake alert x4 and moves all his extremities. He is on morphine PCA for pain management he has nasal cannula at 2 liters per minute and ETCo2 (end-tidal Co2) monitoring. Also he has a foley catheter with blood -tinged urine output noted with 40-50 mls every hour. He has his family visiting during your rounds and asked you if it is okay for him to walk around the unit later when his family leaves.

Based on Hendrich II Fall Risk Tool what is your assessment to Mario Super? What is his score?