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Intervention(s) used to prevent fall


Data Element ID: DE216
Name: Intervention(s) used to prevent fall
Version: 1.1
Data Element ISO Name: Fall_Prevention protocol-Intervention_Used,CD
Synonym: None defined at this time
Definition: Fall prevention protocols or interventions instituted prior to fall.
Question: What protocols/interventions were in place, or being used, to prevent falls for this patient?
Conditionality: Reserved for future use
Multiple Choice: Not Applicable
Form Name: Fall
Data Set: Reserved for future use
Setting: Hospitals, including outpatient pharmacies and outpatient departments located within the hospital
Language: U.S. English
Comments: None defined at this time
Description of Change: Not applicable for this release
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: Not Applicable
HL7 Data Type: Concept Descriptor (CD)
Data Type: Character
Maximum Length: 5 (500 for free text associated with ´Other: Please Specify´ response.)
Answer Code Answer ID Answer Value Code System Code System Name
A966 a Assistive devices (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
A978 e Fall alert 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A981 f Change in medication (e.g., timing or dosing of current medication) 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A984 g Non-slip footwear 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A987 h Patient and family education 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A990 i Patient situated close to the nurses´ station 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A993 j Physical/occupational therapy 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A996 k Siderails 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
A1002 m Toileting regimen 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
A1005 n None 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
UNK o Unknown 2.16.840.1.113883.5.1008 HL7 NullFlavor
A66 p Other: Please specify 2.16.840.1.113883.3.263.1.12 AHRQ Common Formats
Effective Date: 03/31/2010
Until Date: - -
Update Date: - -
Source: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Submitting Organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Date of Submission: 03/31/2010
Responsible Organization: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Creator: John C. Moquin
Data Steward: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
References: No specific reference at this time
Rationale for Change: Not Applicable
Administrative Status: Final
Administrative Status Date: 03/31/2010
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