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Intervention(s) used to prevent fall


Data Element ID: DE216
Name: Intervention(s) used to prevent fall
Version: Hospital Version 1.1, Hospital Version 1.2
Data Element ISO Name: Fall_Prevention protocol-Intervention_Used,CD
Definition: Fall prevention protocols or interventions instituted prior to fall.
Question: Which of the following were in place and being used to prevent falls for this patient?
Multiple Choice: Yes
Form Name: Fall
Setting: Hospitals, including outpatient pharmacies and outpatient departments located within the hospital
Comments: None defined at this time
Description of Change: Changed the Data Element Question from "What protocols/interventions were in place, or being used, to prevent falls for this patient?" to "Which of the following were in place and being used to prevent falls for this patient?";
Added A2436 (f)"Non-slip floor mats", A989 (g) "Hip and/or joint protectors", A2439 (m) "Supplemental environmental or area lighting (when usual facility lighting is considered insufficient)", and A2442 (o) "Visible identification of patient as being at risk for fall (e.g., Falling Star)" to the answer value set;
Removed A978 (e) "Fall alert" and A996 (k)"Siderails" from the answer value set;
Changed A990 (j) from "Patient situated close to the nurses' station" to "Patient sitting close to the nurses' station" and A993 (k) from "Physical/occupational therapy" to "Physical/occupational therapy, includes exercise or mobility program" in the answer value set;
Changed Maximum Length of characters for free text from "500" to "2000"
Go-To Logic: Refer to Common Formats Flow Charts
Guide For Use: Answer this question even if no fall risk assessment was performed prior to the fall. Select each intervention that was in place or being used to prevent falls for the patient who fell. Do not select interventions that, although required or recommended by a protocol, were not in place or being used at the time of the fall.
Format: N/A
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 5 (2000 for free text associated with 'Other: Please specify' response.)
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A966 a Assistive device (e.g., wheelchair, commode, cane, crutches, scooter, walker) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A969 b Bed or chair alarm 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A972 c Bed in low position 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A975 d Call light/personal items within reach 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A981 e Change in medication (e.g., timing or dosing of current medication) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A2436 f Non-slip floor mats 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A989 g Hip and/or joint protectors 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A984 h Non-slip footwear 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A987 i Patient and family education 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A990 j Patient sitting close to the nurses' station 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A993 k Physical/occupational therapy, includes exercise or mobility program 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A999 l Sitter 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A2439 m Supplemental environmental or area lighting (when usual facility lighting is considered insufficient) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A1002 n Toileting regimen 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A2442 o Visible identification of patient as being at risk for fall (e.g., Falling Star) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A1005 p None 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
UNK q Unknown 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 HL7 NullFlavor
A66 r Other: Please specify 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
Effective Date: 03/31/2010
Until Date: - -
Update Date: 04/03/2012
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Submitting Organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Date of Submission: - -
Responsible Organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Creator: Amy Helwig, MD, MS
Data Steward: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
References: No specific reference at this time
Rationale for Change: Data Element Question clarification;
Answer Value clarification;
Increased narrative field size to accommodate more information
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 04/03/2012
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