Falls Prevention and Management in Older People
Wednesday 10 May 2017
The Studio Conference Centre, Birmingham
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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
“Falls will be priority areas for 2016/17 as the first part of our programme on patient safety initiatives” NHS Improvement, Business plan 2016/17, July 2016
This conference focuses on falls prevention and management in older people, reducing falls and harm from falls, and monitoring progress against the National Quality Standard. The conference will also discuss the new Quality Standard for Falls Prevention which is due to be published in January 2017.
Sessions throughout the day 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, quality improvement methodology for falls, multidisciplinary assessment, frailty as falls, falls prevention, and managing comorbidity. There will be a focus session on reducing inpatient falls and implementing the learning from the Broomfield Dignified Throne Toolkit; preventing falls in hospital toilets and bathrooms. Through expert sessions and case studies delegates will take back essential learning outcomes to change practice in their services.
We are also running Falls Prevention and Management in Older People on Monday 27 March 2017 in London
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