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A Fall Incident is as an occurrence of a patient falling on the ground, floor, or other lower level surfaces at a hospital. In medical terms, it is defined as the loss of upright position that results in landing on the ground, floor, or an object.
Formula to calculate the Fall Incident Rate = (Number of patient falls / Number of patients per day) * 100
Cause of Fall Incidents
Some of the most common factors contributing to falls at healthcare centers include:-
What are hospitals doing to prevent fall incidents?
Healthcare providers along with medical staff are implementing stringent precautions and practices to ensure optimum safety of their patients. Some of the fundamental precautions taken are:-
What patients and relatives can do to prevent falls?
Following are some basic steps that patients and their relatives can take to avoid falling :-
Addressing Fall Incidents : A Must For All Hospitals
Falls that occur within the hospital is a widespread and serious threat to a patient’s safety and health. Accidental falls are among the most common incidents occurring at healthcare centers that impact approximately 2% of hospital patients. Adequate precautions must be implemented and strictly adhered by all the staff at the healthcare center to mitigate the possibilities of accidental falls and ensure maximum safety of the patients.
Dr. Rishab Sharma
Dr. Rishab Sharma MBBS, MD (Internal Medicine) He is associated with Fortis Escorts Hospital, Jaipur. Dr. Rishab has wide experience in managing a variety of diseases, as well as managing critical care units in large government and corporate hospitals.