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Fall Risk in Adult Inpatients With Leukemia Undergoing Induction Chemotherapy

Kristin Filler
Debra Lynch Kelly
Debra Lyon
CJON 2011, 15(4), 369-370 DOI: 10.1188/11.CJON.369-370

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.

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