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Prevention of inpatient falls workshops

To help sites use their audit results for quality improvement we ran two quality improvement events. The slides are available to download.

The presentations covered:

  • What do the National Audit of Inpatient Falls results tell us? - Dr Shelagh O’Riordan, clinical lead for NAIF
  • Quality improvement: Inpatient falls - Janet Husk, patient safety and quality improvement programme manager
  • Role of education in improving safety: FallSafe Falls prevention and CareFall e-learning - Janet Husk, patient safety and quality improvement programme manager
  • CareFall Reducing inpatient fall risks, and post-fall management - Dr Laura Pugh, Foundation Year 2, Health Education East Midlands 
  • This presentation included a demonstration of CareFall and its associated workbook. This e-learning tool followed on from the success of FallSafe (e-learning tool for nurses).
  • Reporting from well-performing sites  National Audit of Inpatient Falls - Dr M Malhotra, D Waywell (QSM), Dr D Sharda, Dr V Gagariga Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust
  • Reporting from well-performing sites  Falls in City Hospitals Sunderland - Dr Andrew Davies, City Hospitals Sunderland
  • FallSafe Portsmouth - Debbie Sutton
  • Recognising and managing delirium - Professor Finbarr Martin, consultant physician and gerontologist, Guy's & St Thomas’ Hospital and King’s College London

Julie Windsor, patient safety lead for older people and falls at NHS England, has shared the links below, which may be useful to anyone involved in inpatient falls prevention and management: