Annual safety tests at work...........

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by winds-of-change, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Every year at work we need to review safety, the various hospital codes, ethics, living wills, etc at work. There is a 'learning forum' on our intranet that we go to, we review the information and take a short test we must pass every year to get our annual review/raise. Well, last night was fairly slow at work so I thought I'd work on my test reviews. Every year this makes me laugh. This is the very beginning of the review on preventing patient falls in the hospital. So, if a fall excludes hitting the ground from a violent blow or other purposeful action, if I punch you in the face and you go down to the ground is that not technically a fall?
     

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  2. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    I've had more un-witnessed falls than I can count...I still maintain I was pushed...

    Now beer me!!!
     

  3. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Probably has something to do with the beer. LOL
     
  4. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Meh...I've yet to make a substantiated connection between the two...:D

    I'll have to do more drinkin'....err umm, I mean research! ;)
     
  5. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    They're all CYA terms. There may be a Big Difference, liability wise, whether a nurse writes ‘fall’, ‘near fall’, or ‘unwitnessed fall’ in their shift notes.
     
  6. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    What she said up there ^^^. Difference between "fell" and "found on floor".

    With geriatric patients- especially women- "fell and broke hip" is- to a surprising degree- sometimes REALLY "Standing, hip broke, causing fall." The bone gets crumbly, breaks with no outside trauma.
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Yes, I know all that. You're taking the fun out of this. :cool:
     
  8. shadamai

    shadamai New Member

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    Wow...didn't know that was possible...
     
  9. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I've yet to see a fall that hurts.

    One gets hurt on landing. And some landings I've experienced make me glad that they were "un-witnessed".
     
  10. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Sorry it was late, I was tired. I was about to fall in bed.
    I've told friends I'm not afraid of flying, It's crashing that worries me.
     
  11. vincent

    vincent New Member

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    Yeah, it's not the fall that'll kill ya, it's the sudden stop at the end...:D
     
  12. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    It has to do with brittle bones on the elderly. Their bones just can't support them anymore if they have bone loss and their hip will break and then they fall, of course. For many years, the fall was attributed to the broken hip when in actuality, the broken hip caused the fall.
     
  13. notdku

    notdku Administrator Staff Member

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    Fall is one of the four temperate seasons.

    They missed that one.
     
  14. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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