FALLS PREVENTION TEST

(PROFESSIONALS)

 

PRINT NAME: __________________________________________

 

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

 

                                    TRUE              FALSE

 

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

 

                                    1.

                                    2.

 

3.         Most falls are preventable.

 

                                    TRUE              FALSE

 

4.         Name 3 types of risk factors.

 

                                    1.

                                    2.        

                                    3.

 

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

 

                                    Gender                        Race                Smoking                      Age

 

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

 

                                    TRUE              FALSE

 

 

7.         It is SWMC’s policy that the top 2 side rails are up at all times.

 

                                    TRUE              FALSE

 

8.         Name 3 interventions for low risk patients.

 

                                    1.

                                    2.

                                    3.

 

9.         Name 3 interventions for level I patients.

 

                                    1.        

                                    2.        

                                    3.

 

10.       Name 3 interventions for level II patients.

 

                                    1.        

                                    2.

                                    3.

 

11.       Safety Needs flowsheet is initiated on ______________ and then be completed every 24 hours by the 7-3 nurse also, after any fall or near miss occurrence, and after any transfer to a different unit.

 

 

12.       Who is responsible for communicating information concerning a high risk patient to the next shift?

 

 

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

 

                                    TRUE              FALSE

 

14.       Every patient fall must be reported to House Coordinator.

 

                                    TRUE              FALSE

 

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

 

                                    TRUE              FALSE

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Revised 6-11