FALLS PREVENTION TEST

(NON CLINICAL STAFF)

 

PRINT NAME: __________________________________________

 

1.         Falls are the largest single category of reported incidents in hospitals.

           

                                                TRUE             FALSE

 

2.         U.S. medical costs for fall related injuries equal $20.2 billion.

 

                                                TRUE      FALSE

 

3.         What are the 2 goals of SWMC concerning falls.

                       

                        1.

                        2.

 

4.         Most falls are preventable.

                                   

                                                TRUE     FALSE

 

5.         Name 3 types of risk factors.

 

                        1.        

                        2.

                        3.

 

6.         Non-modifiable intrinsic risk factors may include the following except:

 

                                    Gender                        Race                Smoking                      Age

 

 

7.         Smoking puts a person at higher risk for falling.

 

                                                TRUE    FALSE

 

8.         Every staff member is responsible for helping to prevent falls.

 

                                                TRUE    FALSE

 

9.         Any employee that falls must complete an employee accident report.

 

                                                TRUE    FALSE

 

10.       Staff should be courteous and helpful in the event a visitor falls without accepting or assigning any blame or responsibility.

 

                                                TRUE    FALSE

 

11.       The first person to see an object where it doesn’t belong is responsible for picking it up or moving it -- immediately

 

                                    TRUE              FALSE

 

 

12.       What is the meaning of the following color coded band clip – Purple & Red?

 

 

Revised 6-11