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Características das quedas com dano em pacientes hospitalizados. / Características das quedas com dano em pacientes hospitalizados. / Characteristics of falls with damage to hospitalized patients.
Rev Gaucha Enferm ; 40(spe): e20180307, 2019 Jan 10.
Artigo em Português, Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-30652810
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OBJECTIVE:

Describe the characteristics of falls in patients with damage, their risk factors and injuries.

METHOD:

Retrospective and longitudinal study of 260 records of falls with damage of adult patients in clinical and surgical units of a general hospital, from September 2012 to June 2017. Data were collected in May 2018 from the electronic fall and electronic record research instrument, and the statistical analysis was described.

RESULTS:

There were 260 falls with damage, mostly in the elderly (78%), female (55%), in clinical treatment (68%) and unaccompanied (59.4%). The falls occurred at the same height (63.4%) and in the patient's room (67.3%). The severity of the damage was mild in 80.8% of cases, severe in 11.9% and moderate in 7.3%.

CONCLUSION:

Improving understanding of falls and their consequences can assist professionals in identifying and assessing risks and in establishing preventive measures.
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Texto completo: Disponível Coleções: Bases de dados internacionais Base de dados: MEDLINE Assunto principal: Acidentes por Quedas / Hospitalização / Hospitais Gerais Aspecto clínico: Etiologia Limite: Idoso / Feminino / Humanos / Masculino Idioma: Inglês / Português Revista: Rev Gaucha Enferm Assunto da revista: Enfermagem Ano de publicação: 2019 Tipo de documento: Artigo País de afiliação: Brasil