Evaluation Of A Vulnerable Population

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Program Planning and Evaluation in a Vulnerable Population
The hospital acute care nurses have a difficult time and contradictory set of goals providing direct patient care (Oliver et al., 2008). Aside from maintaining patient safety during hospitalization, nurses need to address the problem that prompted the patient’s hospital admission. Hence, they must help support or assist the patient to an optimal state of physical and mental health (Chang et al., 2004). Oliver et al., (2008), stated fall prevention includes the management of a patient’s underlying risk factors (e.g., toilet needs, confusion, medication side effects, problems with gait and transfers). Fall prevention also includes utilizing the best of the hospital’s physical design and environment (Nitz & Johnston, 2014; Oliver et al., 2008).
A potential program was identified and implemented practice an all-inclusive evidence-based fall prevention management program during hospitalization among the elderly adults (Hitcho et al., 2004). The project was implemented because of the multidisciplinary approaches in patient care delivery required to prevent falls (Kelsey, Procter-Gray, Hannan, & Wenjun, 2012). Fall prevention comprises of different components, some routine while others tailored to the individual and patient specific fall risk classification and assessment (Nitz & Johnston, 2014). Fall prevention mandates an active commitment and participation of many disciplines including the nurse in providing…
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