Which of these clients is at greatest risk for falls?
A 77 year old female client in a client room that has low glare floors.
An 87 year old female client in a client room that has low glare floors.
A 27 year old sedated male client.
A 37 year old male client with impaired renal perfusion.
Correct Response: C
The 27 year old sedated male client is at greatest risk for falls.
Some of the risk factors associated with falls are sedating medications, high glare, not low glare, floors and other environmental factors such as clutter and scatter rugs, not low glare floors, a history of prior falls, a fear of falling, incontinence, confusion, sensory deficits, a decreased level of consciousness, impaired reaction time, advancing age, poor muscular strength, balance, coordination, gait and range of motion and some physical disorders, particularly those that affect the musculoskeletal or neurological systems; falls are not associated with poor and impaired renal perfusion.