Appendix B13: Pre and Posttests for Inservice #1, Why Falls Happen

The Falls Management Program Manual

Pretest/Posttest

Name: _______________________________________________ Date: ________________

1. List 3 common safety problems in the resident's room and bathroom.
  a. _______________________________________________________________________
  b. _______________________________________________________________________
  c. _______________________________________________________________________

2. For most residents, the bed should be left in the lowest position. True or False (Circle one)

3. New admissions have the same risk of falling as residents who have been in the facility more than 60 days. True or False (Circle one)

4. List two common problems with wheelchairs that increase a resident's risk of falling.
   a. _______________________________________________________________________
   b. _______________________________________________________________________

5. List three side effects of sedatives that increase a resident's risk of falling. An example of a sedative is Ativan.
   a. _______________________________________________________________________
   b. _______________________________________________________________________
   c. _______________________________________________________________________

Current as of February 2010
Internet Citation: Appendix B13: Pre and Posttests for Inservice #1, Why Falls Happen: The Falls Management Program Manual. February 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/injuries/fallspx/fallspxmanapb7.html