The Little Schmidy Pediatric Hospital Fall Risk Assessment Index
- Compute a Little Schmidy Pediatric Fall Risk Assessment score for each pediatric patient on admission, every shift, and whenever a change in the patient's condition affects the child's risk of falling.
- Select one response from each category and add all responses together to calculate the total score.
- Implement fall precautions per pediatric falls prevention program for scores more than 1, or based on clinical judgment of falls risk despite score of zero.
Citation: Franck LS, Gay CL, Cooper, B, et al. The Little Schmidy Pediatric Hospital Fall Risk Assessment Index: A diagnostic accuracy study. Int J Nurs Stud. 2017;68:51-59. doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2016.12.011