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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156410
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Creating a Pediatric Fall Assessment Tool
Abstract:
Creating a Pediatric Fall Assessment Tool
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Cummings, Roni L., RN, MSN
P.I. Institution Name:Phoenix Children's Hospital
Title:Quality Management Analyst and Regulatory Coordinator
Background:  A new patient safety goal was created for 2005 to reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls. Acute care settings providing pediatric care were challenged to implement a tool to determine a patient?s risk for falls. Assessment tools have been created for use in the adult population to evaluate the potential for falls.  However, existing tools are not appropriate for use with pediatric patients.  Methods: The search for evidence began in CINAHL 2000 ? 2004, 2163 articles were found.  No studies were found in the Cochrane systematic reviews that related to pediatric falls in acute care settings.  An investigation was undertaken to determine how many children hospitalized at Phoenix Children?s Hospital fell in 2004, and to identify potential risk factors that would assist nurses in predicting those at risk of harm from falls.  Results: Medical record review for 78 children who fell revealed 28 factors as potential predictors for falls.  For this review, the majority of pediatric falls resulted from developmental and environmental factors.  Key factors that predicted which children were at risk for falls include; children learning to walk contribute to 26 % falls, males were more likely to fall at the rate of 56%,  26% fall between the hours of 6 PM to 8 PM, 42% fell while ambulating, and 64% fall in the presence of their parents.  Conclusions: In developing a fall reduction program to reduce the risk of harm from falls, environmental factors should be carefully evaluated and included in a risk assessment profile.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCreating a Pediatric Fall Assessment Toolen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156410-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Creating a Pediatric Fall Assessment Tool</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Cummings, Roni L., RN, MSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Phoenix Children's Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Quality Management Analyst and Regulatory Coordinator</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">rcummings@phoenixchildrens.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background:&nbsp; A new patient safety goal was created for 2005 to reduce the risk of patient harm resulting from falls. Acute care settings providing pediatric care were challenged to implement a tool to determine a patient?s risk for falls. Assessment tools have been created for use in the adult population to evaluate the potential for falls.&nbsp; However, existing tools are not appropriate for use with pediatric patients.&nbsp; Methods: The search for evidence began in CINAHL 2000 ? 2004, 2163 articles were found.&nbsp; No studies were found in the Cochrane systematic reviews that related to pediatric falls in acute care settings.&nbsp; An investigation was undertaken to determine how many children hospitalized at Phoenix Children?s Hospital fell in 2004, and to identify potential risk factors that would assist nurses in predicting those at risk of harm from falls.&nbsp; Results: Medical record review for 78 children who fell revealed 28 factors as potential predictors for falls.&nbsp; For this review, the majority of pediatric falls resulted from developmental and environmental factors.&nbsp; Key factors that predicted which children were at risk for falls include; children learning to walk contribute to 26 % falls, males were more likely to fall at the rate of 56%,&nbsp; 26% fall between the hours of 6 PM to 8 PM, 42% fell while ambulating, and 64% fall in the presence of their parents.&nbsp; Conclusions: In developing a fall reduction program to reduce the risk of harm from falls, environmental factors should be carefully evaluated and included in a risk assessment profile.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:45:19Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:45:19Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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