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Clinical Characteristics and Prevention Strategies of Falls in Hospitalized Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

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DOI: 10.4236/ym.2020.42011    113 Downloads   310 Views
Chang Yin1, Yumei Liao2


1Department of Nursing, Medical School of Yangtze University, Jingzhou, China.
2Department of Nephrology, Peking University Shenzhen Hospital, Shenzhen, China.


Objectives: To analyze the clinical features of falls in hospitalized patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), and to provide basis for preventing the occurrence of falls in hospitalized patients with CKD. Method: A retrospective study was conducted to analyze the 27 adverse events of falls in hospitalized patients from the department of nephrology in Peking University Shenzhen Hospital during May 2009 and May 2019. Results: Among the 27 patients with falls, people over 65 years old accounted for 55.56%; 74.07% of the patients had caregivers; the peak period of falls was from June to August, accounting for 40.74%, mainly occurring from 7:00 to 8:00, 12:00 to 13:30 and 19:00 to 21:00; the locations of falls were mostly near the bed and in the bathroom, accounting for 33.33% and 22.22%, respectively; suffering from anemia, hypoproteinemia, abnormal serum potassium, calcium-phosphorus metabolism disorders accompanied by abnormal parathyroid hormone and hypertension accounted for 88.89%, 85.19%, 29.63%, 96.30% and 81.48% respectively. The inpatients on dialysis therapy accounted for 66.67%. Conclusion: The occurrence of falls in hospitalized patients with CKD was not only related to age, caregivers, time, months, locations or other conventional factors, but also the complications and dialysis therapies. To effectively reduce the occurrence of falls, it’s necessary to enhance the sense of safety and responsibility of caregivers. Besides, nurses should strengthen the inspection of wards for inpatients engaging in some intensive activities, and nurses should also pay more attention to the inpatients with anemia, hypoproteinemia, calcium-phosphorus metabolism disorders and those on dialysis therapies.


Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Falls, Clinical Characteristics, Prevention Strategies

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Yin, C. and Liao, Y. (2020) Clinical Characteristics and Prevention Strategies of Falls in Hospitalized Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease. Yangtze Medicine, 4, 114-124. doi: 10.4236/ym.2020.42011.
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