interesting video regarding using fall risk assessment W r i t i n g

interesting video regarding using fall risk assessment W r i t i n g


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Risk management process to be used to reduce slip and fall injuries Reply to each Peer about their post.

Risk management process to be used to reduce slip and fall injuries Reply to Teacher ( Teacher responded this to my post and posed the following questions):


Thank you for your first discussion of the course regarding the Risk Management Process and slip and falls. In the past, I have had students feel that it was not their responsibility to worry about the slip and falls as an Emergency Technician. They have felt that it was only the responsibility of the Risk Manager. Do you agree? Should you just report it, and let the Risk Manager take the wheel?

In addition, at the end of the Risk Management Process, you mentioned “in this scenario, the treatment step of minimizing slip and fall injuries could entail establishing housekeeping measures on walkaways or high-traffic areas.” Is this something that you should be working with the head of Housekeeping to determine, or is it something that you would determine as a Risk Manager? With that being said, what measures would you suggest to housekeeping?

Lastly, here is an interesting video regarding using fall risk assessment in care planning. Please review, and let me know if you agree or disagree, and if you would do anything different?


Thank you,


Risk management process to be used to reduce slip and fall injuries Reply to Rylee:

Hello Class and Professor Vellek,

This week we learned about risk management and the five-step risk management process. Managing risks is the best weapon that can be used to avert catastrophe and is defined as “as an organized effort to identify, assess, and reduce, where appropriate, risks to patients, visitors, staff, and organizational assets” (Kavaler & Alexander, 2014). To break it down even more, the true definition of risk is an uncertain event or condition in the future that, if it occurs, has a positive impact (and thus called an opportunity) or a negative impact (and called a threat) and the science of risk management covers all the processes concerned with conducting risk management planning, identification, analysis, responses and monitoring and control on a project.

For our discussion we are to identify how each step of the risk management process can be used to reduce slip and fall injuries in the emergency room. Our WCU (2020) content for this week identifies the five-step process to risk management as; 1. Identify the risk, 2. Risk analysis, 3. Risk control and treatment, 4. Implemented and selective risk management technique, and 5. Monitor. All in all, using the five-step process allows for a proper analysis, implementation, and monitoring of the ER slip and fall injuries and ways we can reduce them. Step one allows us to identify the risk which is the ER floors and risk for fall injuries. Step two allows for analysis of all preventative measure that could have been taken and should have been put in place to prevent fall injuries. Step three allow us to dive a little deeper in order to select the best risk management technique…we need to identify why and how the floors got so slick, is it from a new cleaning/sanitation product that has been used? How did they become so slick and why did it happen? Is the slick location close to specific liquids that could possibly be spilling? Steo four allows us to implement the risk management technique we believe would be best used and processes need to be changed. Do cleaning and sanitation products need to be changed? Do we need to clean more frequently? Do products need to be moved into safer containers during transportation to prevent leaks? Lastly, step five allows us to monitor the risk management technique that has been used to resolve the slick floors for prevention of slip and fall injuries.


Kavaler, F., & Alexander, R. S. (2014). Risk management in healthcare institutions: Limiting liability and enhancing care (3rd ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

West Coast University. (202). Retrieved 2020, from:

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