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Falls Prevention and Management in Older People

Wednesday 6 July 2016
Hallam Conference Centre, London

Falls Prevention and Management in Older People
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-All falls, even those that do not result in injury, can cause older patients and their family to feel anxious and distressed. For those who are frail, minor injuries from a fall can affect their physical function, resulting in reduced mobility, and undermining their confidence and independence.” Falls and Fragility Audit Programme, 2016 

This conference focuses on falls prevention and management in older people, reducing falls and harm from falls, and monitoring progress against the 2015 National Quality Standard. 

This conference will include national updates, practical case studies and extended sessions focusing on monitoring and effective implementation the national quality standard.  Sessions will focus on key elements of the quality standard including developing post fall protocols for every patient and secondary prevention. The conference will also discuss key elements in the reduction of falls in your service including underlying health issues, falls and mental health, medicines management, comorbidity and managing falls in the over 85s. There will be a focus session on reducing inpatient falls and implementing the learning from the national audit of inpatient falls. Through expert sessions and case studies delegates will take back essential learning outcomes to change practice in their services.

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