Nursing Interventions Risk for Injury | Nursing Diagnosis for Risk for Injury
Nursing Diagnosis for Risk for Injury | Nursing Interventions of Risk for Injury and Rationales; Suggested NIC Interventions
Nursing Interventions of Risk for Injury and Rationales
Help patient identify situations and hazards that can cause accidents to increase patient’s awareness of potential dangers.
Arrange environment of patient with dementia to minimize risk of injury:
– Place furniture against walls.
– Avoid use of throw rugs.
Maintain lighting so that patient can find her way around room and to bathroom. Poor lighting is a major cause of falls.
Prevent iatrogenic harm to hospitalized patient by following the 2007 National Patient Safety goals. This resource provides comprehensive measures designed to prevent harm.
Follow agency policy regarding the use of restraints—they are generally used as a last resort after other measures have failed. Agency policies will provide clear direction to use restraints safely.
Encourage adult patient to discuss safety rules with children to foster household safety. For example:
– Don’t play with matches.
– Use electrical equipment carefully.
– Know location of the fire escape route.
– Don’t speak to strangers.
– Dial 911 in an emergency.
Encourage patient to make repairs and remove potential safety hazards from environment to decrease possibility of injury.
Refer patient to appropriate community resources for more information about identifying and removing safety hazards. This enables patient and family to alter environment to achieve optimal safety level.