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Introducing Forever Autumn

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  • 1. Introducing Forever Autumn St Mary’s Campus Phoenix Park DublinDaragh Rodger November 7th 2012
  • 2. Bone Health in the ParkI am not falling Forever Autumnfor you!
  • 3. Overall AimDevelop and implement a falls awareness programme forall staff – clinical and non clinical, illustrating the potentialfor falls amongst the older adults in our care.Elements to include:•Revision of St Mary’s Falls Prevention and Management Policy•Introduction of a new Falls Risk Assessment Tool•Introduction of new Falls Risk Symbols•Introduction of Falls Reduction measures
  • 4. Falls Facts and Figures Fact It is estimated that one in every three people over the age of 65 years and one in two people over the age of 80 years fall every year. Fact Falls are the dominant cause of injury in older people where they account for 75% of all injuries Fact In 2004 fall related injuries in older people cost €402 million to the economy. By 2020 the cost will be €922-€1077 million and by 2030 the cost will be €1587 - €2043 million.
  • 5. Falls Facts and FiguresFact It is estimated that 30,000 older people attend emergency departments (ED) or Primary Care each year for treatment of fall related injuries.Fact Approximately 7,250 older people are admitted to hospital for treatment of fall related injuries every yearFact Of those who survive a hip fracture, less than half regain their pre-fracture level of function, less than 50% of people return directly home upon hospital discharge and over 20% need long term care.
  • 6. Project TeamClinical & Non Clinical Staff
  • 7. Forever Autumn Poster Campaign
  • 8. Impact of Falls on Older Adults
  • 9. Education Resource• Falls Risk Assessment Tool• Post Fall Review• Comfort Checks
  • 10. Forever Autumn Falls Risk Symbols
  • 11. All staff have a role to play inreducing the risk of falls – clinicaland non clinical – know your role!