An Assessment of the Nurses’ Knowledge and Practices of Inpatient Fall Prevention

  • Quang-Tri LE Quang-Tri Le, MD, PhD. Director of 7A MILITARY HOSPITAL Head of Department of Orthopedics, 466 Nguyen-Trai Street, Ward 8, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, 72706, Viet Nam, Phone:(+084)0839241868, (+084)0913126229.
  • Huong-Giang Tran-Thi Division of Nursing, 7A Military Hospital, 466 Nguyen Trai Street, Ward 8, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, 72706, Viet Nam
  • Minh-Kha Tran Division of Nursing, 7A Military Hospital 466, Nguyen Trai Street, Ward 8, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, 72706, Viet Nam

Abstract

Purposes: We conducted a cross-sectional descriptive study to evaluate the knowledge and practices of fall prevention among nurses in four departments in 7A Military Hospital, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.


Subjects and methods: Sixty-two nurses in four departments were chosen to fulfill pre-designed questionnaires, and their daily fall preventive practices were observed.  


Results: There were 40.3% of nurses achieve good knowledge of fall prevention. In practice, 22.5% of nurses had proper compliance, and 77.4% had not. 82.3% of nurses claimed to update fall prevention knowledge often, and 87.1% demanded training for fall prevention. Nurses in the surgical department group had more knowledge of fall prevention than nurses in the internal medicine group of departments (68.7% vs. 10.0%, p<0.05). Female nurses had higher fall risk compliances than males (78.3% vs. 37.5%, P<0.05).


Conclusion: Training for nurses in fall preventive knowledge and practices are needed in 7A Military Hospital.


Keywords: fall preventive; nurses; questionnaires; risk compliances.

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Published
2020-02-19
How to Cite
LE, Quang-Tri; TRAN-THI, Huong-Giang; TRAN, Minh-Kha. An Assessment of the Nurses’ Knowledge and Practices of Inpatient Fall Prevention. International Archives of Medicine, [S.l.], v. 13, feb. 2020. ISSN 1755-7682. Available at: <http://imedicalpublisher.com/ojs/index.php/iam/article/view/2926>. Date accessed: 19 jan. 2021. doi: https://doi.org/10.3823/2622.
Section
Nursing