Preventing falls and injuries with elderly

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Preventing falls and injuries with elderly
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  1. Prevention of Falls and Injury in the Elderly
    List the 8 intrinsic factors that may cause falls and injuries and falls and the nursing intervention
    • 1)History of falls and injurious falls
    • -Follow care plan/ use gait belt
    • 2)Impaired ambulation, mobility, gait and balance, muscle and neuromuscular changes
    • -move slower
    • -check range of motion
    • -keep bed low
    • 3)Impaired ADL's
    • -Shower Chair
    • 4)Sensory Impairments
    • -Good Lighting
    • -clean room
    • -Keep glasses clean
    • -Low tempo talking
    • 5)Signs & Symptoms of medical Condition
    • -Watch Balance
    • 6)Medical Use
    • -watch side effects
  2. Prevention of Falls and Injury in the Elderly
    Name the medication that can cause falls and injuries.
    • -A number of different drugs
    • -Classes of different drugs (like antidepressant)
    • -Tranquilizers
    • -Sanative
    • -Bazodialaters (dilate blood vessels- lowers blood pressure -Antihypertensive (make the person do a variety of action , also lowers blood pressure)
  3. Prevention of Falls and Injury in the Elderly
    Name medical conditions that increase risk of falls. (6)
    • -History of falls
    • -Heart disease, Syncope(related to heart condition/ can lead the person to pass out or faint)
    • -Mini stroke
    • -Parkinson Disease (cause brain problems)-Incontinence (they hurry to the bathroom)
    • -Low Blood pressure (can make the dizzy)
  4. Prevention of Falls and Injury in the Elderly Intrinsic Factors General Physical Functioning, name and describe.
    • Impaired Ambulation
    • -Flat feet
    • Impaired mobility
    • -Arthritist
    • Physical activity
    • -House work
    • ADL-Getting dressed, in/out of bed, getting out of a chair, washing
    • Gait and Balance -Gait=how a person walks
    • Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Changes
    • -Diseases have effect on this
    • -testing grip strength
    • -testing ROM
    • -Decreased strength
    • Sensory Impairment
    • -Seeing and Hearing
  5. Preventions of Falls and Injury in the Elderly
    Name The 7 Extrinsic Factors that can lead to falls and injuries and list the nursing Intervention
    • 1) Slippery Floors
    • -Slippers/shoes/ socks with grip
    • 2)Spills
    • -Clean up as soon as possible
    • 3)Poor lighting/Glear
    • -bed side lighting
    • 4) Cords
    • -tape them down
    • 5)Obstacles
    • -Keep walk way clear
    • -Clean
    • -shower in benches
    • -no busy carpets
    • 6)New Environment
    • -Orient them to the room
    • 7)Stairs
    • -Marked edges
    • -Lighting
    • -Rails
    • -Light on top and bottom

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