Posted: 14/09/2014 at 09:19
Good morning all
Verdun ((hugs)) - if a patient has a fall it will be because the hospital is at fault - that may affect how it is recorded however it must be recorded correctly as it will inform her assessment for care both in and out of hospital. Also it is quite likely that having fallen a patient will become agitated - inexperienced nurses can, in my experience, be quite frughtened if a patient with a diagnosis of dementia. That is understandable - a friend of mine who is a Community Nurse had her nose broken by a confused 'little old lady'. However in a hospital the support should be available to keep everyone safe - of course, that will have to be assessed for when staffing numbers are being budgeted for So as I said, it's important that such things are properly recorded, not just in your mum's notes but on the ward records.