Nurse's interventions in preventing falls in hospitalized children: scoping review

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Abstract

OBJECTIVES: map both nursing interventions for the prevention of falls in paediatric age during hospitalization and the instruments for assessing the risk of falls in paediatrics. METHODS: scoping review according to the protocol of Joanna Briggs Institute, with acronym PCC (P - children, C - fall preventive nursing interventions and instruments for assessing the risk of falling, C - hospital admission), in three sources of information (EBSCO, PubMed and SciELO). RESULTS: the sample consisted of seven articles. The education of the child/family is the basis of the interventions, and the instruments for assessing the risk of falling identified were: Humpty Dumpty Falls Scale, GRAF PIF, CUMMINGS, I'M SAFE and CHAMPS. CONCLUSIONS: the education of children/parents on preventive measures is important and should be reinforced during hospitalization, using different methodologies. The Humpty Dumpty Falls Scale was the most analyzed.
Translated title of the contributionIntervenções do enfermeiro na prevenção de quedas na criança hospitalizada: scoping review
Original languageEnglish
Article numbere20190409
JournalRevista brasileira de enfermagem
Volume73
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020

Keywords

  • Fall
  • Prevention
  • Nursing
  • Paediatrics
  • Risk

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