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SRP. 2021; 12(3): 417-422


Deepening Analysis on Preventing Fall Risk with Knowledge and Practices of Nurses and Nursing

Nguyen Thi Minh Chinh, Pham Thi Bich Ngo, Nguyen Minh Lo, Dinh Thi Thu Hang, Dinh Tran Ngoc Huy, Pham Van Tung.

Abstract
The purpose of this study is to give recommendations for knowledge and practices and ethics of nurses and nursing in hospitals - case in Nam Dinh Province, Vietnam in order to prevent fall for patients. We use cross-sectional descriptive method and qualitative analysis to give our suggestions. Research results show us that the proportion of nurses who self-assessed practice for general fall prevention for patients was 48.8%. Achievement level according to each content, including fall risk assessment, fall prevention practice and fall management practice respectively 41.8%; 60.6% and 48.8%. There is a relationship between nursing knowledge about falls prevention and falling prevention practice for patients (OR = 3.97; 95% CI: 2.1-7.6). The research results show that nurses with many years of experience have better knowledge of falls prevention for patients. There is a relationship between knowledge and practice of falling prevention in the patient. The research findings also indicate the need to strengthen nursing knowledge about fall prevention in patients.

Key words: Knowledge, ethics, practice, falls prevention, patient, nursing.



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