Score and Assessment Systems

Morse Fall Scale

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Address: http://www.primaris.org
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Explanation: The Morse Fall Scale (MFS) is a rapid and simple method of assessing a residentís likelihood of falling. The MFS is used widely in acute care settings. Fall Risk is based upon Fall Risk Factors and it is more than a Total Score. Determine Fall Risk Factors and Target Interventions to Reduce Risks. Complete on admission, at change of condition, transfer to new unit, and after a fall.
HL7 v2.x datatype: NM
HL7 V3 datatype: CO
Links: Morse Fall Scale
www.primaris.org

Specialities: Patient Care / Pflege

Interpretation

Codesystem Code Value(s) Interpretation
pseudo 1 0-24 no risk: good basic nursing care
pseudo 2 25-45 low to moderate risk: implement standard fall prevention interventions using the Falling Leaf Program
pseudo 3 46- high risk: implement high-risk fall prevention interventions using the Falling Leaf Program

Components

Comp. Decription Bezeichnung Code System: Codes/
Score Value
Details /
Score Range
/
Units
HL7 DT v2 + V3 /
Snomed CT
1 History of falling
Note: If a resident falls for the first time, then his/her score immediately increases by 25.

no 0 - NM + CO
yes 25 - NM + CO
2 Seconday Diagnosis

no 0 - NM + CO
yes 15 - NM + CO
3 Ambulatory Aid

bed rest/nurse assist 0 - NM + CO
crutches/cane/walker 15 - NM + CO
furniture 30 - NM + CO
4 IV or IV access
IV Access
no 0 - NM + CO
yes 20 - NM + CO
5 Gait
Gang(art), Haltung
normal/bed rest/immobile 0 - NM + CO
weak 10 - NM + CO
impaired 20 - NM + CO
6 Mental Status
Mental Status When using this scale, mental status is measured by checking the residents self-assessment of his/her own ability to ambulate. Ask the resident, ďAre you able to go to the bathroom alone, or do you need assistance?
mentaler Status
knows own limits 0 - NM + CO
overestimates or forgets limits 15 - NM + CO
TOTAL SCORE Morse Fall Scale
The Morse Fall Scale (MFS) is a rapid and simple method of assessing a residentís likelihood of falling. The MFS is used widely in acute care settings. Fall Risk is based upon Fall Risk Factors and it is more than a Total Score. Determine Fall Risk Factors and Target Interventions to Reduce Risks. Complete on admission, at change of condition, transfer to new unit, and after a fall.


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Date of Last Change: Nov 06, 2008 (FO)