Preventing Patient Falls

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Preventing Patient Falls

SKU# 9780826103895

Second Edition

Author: Janice M. Morse PhD (Nurs), PhD (Anthro), FCAHS, FAAN

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Patient falls continue to be a serious concern within hospitals, nursing homes, and other health care facilities. When caring for elderly and disabled patients, a fall prevention program is vital.

This authoritative and practical book outlines the process for developing and maintaining a fall prevention program in health care institutions. Morse presents over two decades of research as well as the highly acclaimed Morse Fall Scale, which has been adopted by the VA Hospital System and numerous hospitals around the United States.

This extensively revised edition serves the dual purpose of providing practical, "how-to" guidelines as well as presenting cutting-edge research on patient falls. The first section on clinical application discusses the complete process of implementing a fall prevention program using the Morse Fall Scale. The research section of the book explains how the scale works, and provides information on evaluating the incidence, frequency, and severity of falls.

Highlights of this book:

  • Thoroughly revised with three new chapters, a new research section, and a revised appendix
  • Contains key clinical applications, such as monitoring falls, predicting physiologically anticipated falls, and conducting a fall assessment
  • Research section contains appendices on determining the level of fall risk, suggested methods for testing the Morse Fall Scale, and fall rates

This book contains all the essentials needed to implement and coordinate a fall prevention program. A definite must-read for nurse and hospital administrators, nurse and clinical managers, and risk managers."

Product Details 

  • Publication Date October 23, 2008
  • Page Count 192
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826103895
  • EISBN 9780826103901

About The Author(s) 

Janice M. Morse, PhD (Nurs), PhD (Anthro), FCAHS, FAAN, is a professor and Barnes Presidential Chair, College of Nursing, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, and professor emeritus, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. Her research contributions include the development of the Praxis Theory of Suffering and Comforting, the Morse Fall Scale (in use internationally), and the advancement of qualitative and mixed-method research. She has edited Qualitative Health Research (QHR) and Global Qualitative Nursing Research, and was founding editor of the International Journal of Qualitative Methods (IJQM). Her publications include Compassionate Nursing, Principles of Mixed-Method Designs, Preventing Patient Falls (Springer Publishing Company), and texts for several qualitative methods. In 1997, she founded the International Institute for Qualitative Methodology (IIQM), directing a network of eight international hubs and 115 universities, supporting training for QHR and mentoring qualitative researchers globally. She was the recipient of the fifth Sigma Theta Tau Episteme Award, an inductee of the Sigma Theta Tau Hall of Fame, and has received honorary doctorates from institutions in Australia and Canada.

Table of Contents 

PREFACE
SECTION 1: CLINICAL APPLICATION
CHAPTER 1: CREATING A FALL INTERVENTION PROGRAM: AN OVERVIEW
CHAPTER 2: CREATING A SAFE ENVIRONMENT: PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL FALLS
CHAPTER 3: MONITORING FALLS IN AN INSTITUTION
CHAPTER 4: PREDICTING PHYSIOLOGICAL ANTRICIPATED FALLS
CHAPTER 5: FALL PREVENTION
CHAPTER 6 (NEW): PROTECTING THE FALL PRONE PATIENT
CHAPTER 7 (NEW): CONDUCTING A FALL RISK ASSESSMENT
CHAPTER 8: EVALUATING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THE PROGRAM

SECTION 2: RESEARCH
CHAPTER 12: ALTERATIVE APPROACHES TO ASSESSMENT
CHAPTER 13: DEVELOPMENT OF THE MORSE FALL SCALE
CHAPTER 14: THE MORSE FALL SCALE: DETERMINING LEVEL OF RISK
CHAPTER 15: CALCULATING FALL RATES
CHAPTER 16 (NEW): BENCHMARKING
CHAPTER 17: GUIDE TO RESOURCES