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American Data Network PSO released an infographic detailing an initial urgent/emergent environmental and physical triage that can be performed in response to a patient fall. ADN PSO's 90-Second Post Fall Assessment guides the nurse toward an overall initial impression in determining the cause of a fall and establishing priorities for patient care interventions and prevention of repeat falls.

The fall triage process provides an immediate and clear starting point for post-fall assessment, and findings made are intended to provide the nurse with baseline information to be used in communicating with physicians, documenting within the medical record, and entering an occurrence report. The assessment can also guide the care team toward more individualized interventions including additional diagnostics, consults or changes in medications when appropriate.

Fall Triage Infographic by American Data Network PSO

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