Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario

Nursing Best Practice Guidelines

Morse Falls Scale

The Morse Fall Scale (MFS) (Morse, Morse, & Tylko, 1989) is used widely in acute care settings, both in hospital and long-term care inpatient settings. The MFS requires systematic, reliable assessment of a client’s fall risk factors upon admission, after a fall, with a change in status, and at discharge or transfer to a new setting.

Available: The National Center for Patient Safety (NCPS) http://www.va.gov/NCPS/CogAids/FallPrevention/index.html