Produced by the NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement, this is a practical step by step guide and toolkit to reducing inpatient falls for ward staff and frontline healthcare clinical teams. It will be useful to all healthcare teams looking after inpatients with risk of falls.
This page produced by the Patient Safety First campaign has links to a number of useful resources which aimed to serve the campaign’s vision “to reduce harm from falls without compromising dignity, independence and rehabilitation”.
This document, Preventing Falls and Harm From Falls in Older People: Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Hospitals 2009, aims to reduce the number of falls and the harm caused by falls experienced by older people in hospital care.
These guidelines updated in June 2013 provide recommendations for the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. The NICE guidelines offers best practice advice on the care of older people who are at risk of falling which all healthcare professionals in England should follow. The guidelines are useful for clinicians in other regions. Specific recommendations to prevent falls in hospital include a multifactorial assessment of falls risk factor.
The FallSafe project sought to implement evidence-based multifactorial falls prevention, delivered as care bundles, across 17 wards in a variety of hospital settings across the South Central region of England.
This document from Patient Safety First is aimed at managers and teams involved in leading and implementing changes to reduce harm from falls.