Post-Fall Decision Tree Development and ImplementationGordon, Bonita M. MSN, RN, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC, CNRN; Wnek, Theresa Frissora MSN, RN; Glorius, Nancy MEd, RN; Hasdorff, Carmen MSN, RN; Shiverski, Joyce BSMNS, RN, NE-BC; Ginn, Janet BSMNS, RN, NE-BCJournal of Nursing Care Quality: October/December 2010 - Volume 25 - Issue 4 - p 358–365 doi: 10.1097/NCQ.0b013e3181e35da2 Articles Abstract Author Information Care and evaluation after a patient's fall require a number of steps to ensure that appropriate care is given and injury is minimized. Astute and appropriate assessment skills with strategic interventions and communication can minimize the harm from a fall. Post-Fall Decision Guidelines were developed to guide care and treatment and to identify potential complications after a patient has fallen. This systematic approach mobilizes the steps of communication, using the Situation-Background-Assessment-Recommendation (SBAR) format, and guides assessment interventions. Bethesda North Hospital— TriHealth, Cincinnati, Ohio. Corresponding Author: Bonita M. Gordon, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, ACNS-BC, CNRN, Bethesda North Hospital—TriHealth, 10500 Montgomery Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45245 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Accepted for publication: April 10, 2010 © 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.