An Evidenced-Based Approach to Fall Risk Assessment and Management in an Outpatient Imaging Center: Morse Fall Scale

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/602618
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
Poster
Title:
An Evidenced-Based Approach to Fall Risk Assessment and Management in an Outpatient Imaging Center: Morse Fall Scale
Author(s):
Blalock, Dalphany
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Phi Chi
Author Details:
Dalphany Blalock, RN, peacefulemotions@aol.com
Abstract:
Session presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of this evidenced-based project is to explore the use of the Morse Fall Scale (MFS) risk assessment tool as an intervention to decrease patient falls in an out-patient imaging center. Significance: Falls pose serious consequences to patients, healthcare providers, and society in general, as they lead to serious injuries such as head trauma, fractures, and even death (Johnson, et al., 2011). In addition to the physical impact on the patient’s overall well-being and their families, there is an enormous financial burden to them and society in general. Direct medical care costs imposed on healthcare organizations is forecasted to reach an excess of $43 billion dollars by year 2020 (Johnson et al., 2011).  Added to that mix is the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) initiative for patient safety. Literature review: A literature review using systematically reviewed data (Level I/II) was implemented to determine best practices for reducing fall incidences in an out-patient imaging setting.  Results: After two months of using the MFS, 550 patients were examined and 416 of those patients, 76% of the population, scored a zero risk for falls. However, 87 patients, 16% scored low risk, and 47 patients, 9% scored high risk for falls. In that initial two month assessment, one-fourth of the patient population assessed is at risk for falls, implicating a need for a standard tool to assess for falls and a policy and procedure to reduce falls and promote safety.    Conclusion: Will continue to monitor for fall risk for six months and implement a policy based on the efficacy of the Evidence-based practice project.   
Keywords:
Fall incidences; Outpatient Imaging; Morse Fall Risk Scale
Repository Posting Date:
21-Mar-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Mar-2016
Other Identifiers:
CONV15RS1.12
Conference Date:
2015
Conference Name:
43rd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Description:
43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typePosteren
dc.titleAn Evidenced-Based Approach to Fall Risk Assessment and Management in an Outpatient Imaging Center: Morse Fall Scaleen
dc.contributor.authorBlalock, Dalphanyen
dc.contributor.departmentPhi Chien
dc.author.detailsDalphany Blalock, RN, peacefulemotions@aol.comen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/602618en
dc.description.abstractSession presented on Saturday, November 7, 2015 and Sunday, November 8, 2015: Purpose: The purpose of this evidenced-based project is to explore the use of the Morse Fall Scale (MFS) risk assessment tool as an intervention to decrease patient falls in an out-patient imaging center. Significance: Falls pose serious consequences to patients, healthcare providers, and society in general, as they lead to serious injuries such as head trauma, fractures, and even death (Johnson, et al., 2011). In addition to the physical impact on the patient’s overall well-being and their families, there is an enormous financial burden to them and society in general. Direct medical care costs imposed on healthcare organizations is forecasted to reach an excess of $43 billion dollars by year 2020 (Johnson et al., 2011).  Added to that mix is the Institute of Medicine’s (IOM) initiative for patient safety. Literature review: A literature review using systematically reviewed data (Level I/II) was implemented to determine best practices for reducing fall incidences in an out-patient imaging setting.  Results: After two months of using the MFS, 550 patients were examined and 416 of those patients, 76% of the population, scored a zero risk for falls. However, 87 patients, 16% scored low risk, and 47 patients, 9% scored high risk for falls. In that initial two month assessment, one-fourth of the patient population assessed is at risk for falls, implicating a need for a standard tool to assess for falls and a policy and procedure to reduce falls and promote safety.    Conclusion: Will continue to monitor for fall risk for six months and implement a policy based on the efficacy of the Evidence-based practice project.   en
dc.subjectFall incidencesen
dc.subjectOutpatient Imagingen
dc.subjectMorse Fall Risk Scaleen
dc.date.available2016-03-21T16:33:04Zen
dc.date.issued2016-03-21en
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-21T16:33:04Zen
dc.conference.date2015en
dc.conference.name43rd Biennial Conventionen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationLas Vegas, Nevada, USAen
dc.description43rd Biennial Convention 2015 Theme: Serve Locally, Transform Regionally, Lead Globally.`en
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