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Falls Prevention Introduction

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Falls Prevention Introduction

  1. 1. Falls Prevention Introduction
  2. 2. Please Complete <ul><li>Self Assessment Quiz </li></ul><ul><li>- see Documents section below </li></ul>
  3. 3. Introduction Please view the Falls Prevention Introduction video below
  4. 4. Falls are Everyone’s Business <ul><li>Falls are the highest reported incident in IIMS </li></ul><ul><li>Important to put ALL fall notifications into IIMS </li></ul><ul><li>The information in IIMS about falls can be used to put in place targeted prevention strategies </li></ul>
  5. 5. Falls Incident Actual SAC Score Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) and NSW Department of Health 2007. Patient Safety: Clinical Incident Management in NSW – Analysis of IIMS Statewide Data. July – December 2007. Sydney: NSW Department of Health
  6. 6. Projected health care costs due to injury in NSW NSW Department Health, Management Policy to Reduce Fall Injury Among Older People, Detailed Strategies and Performance Requirements 2003 -2007, 2003
  7. 7. Projected bed day demand for Fall Injury in NSW based on current risk and treatment patterns NSW Department Health, Management Policy to Reduce Fall Injury Among Older People, Detailed Strategies and Performance Requirements 2003 -2007, 2003
  8. 8. Mobilisation Toileting Medication Cognition Ward Areas Restraint
  9. 9. Question 1 <ul><li>If a patient has difficulty mobilising – what should you do? </li></ul><ul><li>Communicate this to all staff involved in the care of this patient </li></ul><ul><ul><li>b Encourage mobility aids to be brought into the hospital </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>c Locate mobility aids at the side of the bed the patient prefers to exit </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supervise and assist high risk patients </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul></ul>Quiz Review
  10. 10. Question 2 <ul><li>If a patient is known to have osteoporosis and is at risk of falls, what type of supplements would be MOST EFFECTIVE in reducing osteoporosis? </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calcium </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Calcium and Vitamin D </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vitamin D </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vitamin E </li></ul></ul></ul>Quiz Review
  11. 11. Question 3 <ul><li>Once a falls risk screen has been completed and the patient is at risk of falls, what should you do? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure referrals are completed and actioned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Management plan developed and actioned </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Communicate to staff involved in the care of the patient </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Put in fall prevention strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All of the above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>That is all you have to do </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Summary <ul><li>Falls are the most common incident notified in IIMS </li></ul><ul><li>Recommended screening tool: Ontario Modified Stratify </li></ul><ul><li>Important to identify and put in place strategies to reduce the patients risk factors for falls eg providing a safe environment, strategies for safe transfer and mobility and review medications </li></ul><ul><li>Regardless of age an altered cognitive state is the greatest risk factor eg confusion, paranoid, delirium etc </li></ul>

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