You may need to consider the following:

Flag your high risk patients!

Bedside alerts of fall risk patients whose cut off scores indicate a "high risk" patient/client for falls.

Dykes, et al. Fall TIPS: strategies to promote adoption and use of a fall prevention toolkit. AMIA. 2009: 153-157.

Use your judgment.

Assess:

  • Patient/client's medical status changes
  • Cognitive status changes
  • Change of floor
  • Change of meds
  • After a fall
  • After a near-fall

Patient/Client Education

Distribute educational prints out to your patients/clients.