Identify the components used in the Morse Fall Risk Scale

M8D1: Fall Prevention

Patient injuries sustained from a fall while hospitalized are a never event.

Review the following e-book available in Excelsior Library (This resource is an original publication that describes the development of the Morse Fall Scale and thus the older date is acknowledged):

Initial Discussion Post:

A patient has just fallen in the hospital unit where you work and fractured their skull. A team of personnel are asked to collaborate and develop a fall prevention program that includes using the Morse Fall Scale.

In your initial discussion post

  • Identify the members included on the team and why they are important to include
  • Identify the components used in the Morse Fall Risk Scale
  • Identify key points to consider when developing a fall prevention plan (Use the literature to support your decision)

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