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Clin J Oncol Nurs. 2011 Aug;15(4):369-70. doi: 10.1188/11.CJON.369-370.

Fall risk in adult inpatients with leukemia undergoing induction chemotherapy.

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Department of Family and Community Health Nursing, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, USA.

Abstract

Falls are a major concern for patients with acute myeloid leukemia who are admitted to the hospital for induction chemotherapy. Patients with cancer are at risk for rapidly changing health status and, therefore, need a different kind of fall surveillance than those in other inpatient units. Fall risk most likely will change throughout an inpatient's stay. Oncology nurses can start addressing this issue by reviewing the documented data of falls in this patient population.

PMID:
21810569
DOI:
10.1188/11.CJON.369-370
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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