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.
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.