## What is a Hendrich score?

Currently used scoring system is modified Hendrich Fall Risk Score and is termed as Hendrich II Fall Risk Model. It takes into account following parameters and assigns a score to each parameter. The final score is calculated by addition of all individual scores.

## How is fall risk calculated?

Divide the number of falls by the number of occupied bed days for the month of April, which is 3/879= 0.0034. Multiply the result you get in #4 by 1,000. So, 0.0034 x 1,000 = 3.4. Thus, your fall rate was 3.4 falls per 1,000 occupied bed days.

What score is high fall risk?

A patient who scores under 25 points is considered to be at low risk of falling, a patient who scores between 25–45 points is considered to be at moderate risk of falling, and a patient who scores higher than 45 points is considered to be at high risk of falling.

What is Schmid fall risk assessment tool?

The Schmid Fall Risk Assessment Tool is used in all clinical areas to identify patient’s risk for falling while hospitalized. Schmid Fall Risk Assessment Tool is completed upon admission and patient’s transfer to another level of care and after a fall incident.

### What is the best fall risk assessment tool?

The Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool Spotlight Catawba Valley Medical Center found the Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool to be the best predictor for fall risk – view their poster HERE.

### What is the assessment that nurses use to assess fall risk?

The Morse Fall Scale (MFS) is a rapid and simple method of assessing a patient’s likelihood of falling. A large majority of nurses (82.9%) rate the scale as “quick and easy to use,” and 54% estimated that it took less than 3 minutes to rate a patient.

What is the national benchmark for falls?

National benchmarks indicate a rate of 3.44 falls/1000 patient days on general medical, surgical, and medical-surgical units [2]. Approximately one-fourth of inpatient falls are injurious [3], with estimated costs exceeding \$7000 per injury [4].

What is the best fall risk assessment?

The Johns Hopkins Fall Risk Assessment Tool (JHFRAT) was developed as part of an evidence-based fall safety initiative. This risk stratification tool is valid and reliable and highly effective when combined with a comprehensive protocol, and fall-prevention products and technologies.

## What is Hendrich 2 fall risk Model?

TARGET POPULATION: The Hendrich II Fall Risk ModelTM is intended to be used in the acute care setting to identify adults at risk for falls. The Model is being validated for further application of the specific risk factors in pediatrics and obstetrical populations.

## What is a normal fall risk score?

Scores below 25 indicate a low fall risk, scores between 25 and 45 indicate a moderate risk whilst scores above 45 suggest the patient is at a high fall risk.

What are the 2 validated fall screening tools?

The tools used the most were the Falls Efficacy Scale International and the Activities-specific Balance Confidence Scale with 15 and 6 studies respectively.

Is the Morse Fall Scale validated?

Morse Fall Scale (MFS) J.M. Morse developed the MFS as an assessment tool to detect patients at high risk for falling. When it was first developed, its validity and reliability scores were high, scoring 0.96 in reliability, 0.78 in sensitivity and 0.83 in specificity.