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Reducing Inpatient Falls & Harm from Inpatient Falls

Wednesday 18 May 2016
Colmore Gate Conference Centre, Birmingham

Reducing Inpatient Falls & Harm from Inpatient Falls

This event has now past, but there may well be news on the event including presentations and quotes from the day at our News pages here, a full list of our forthcoming events is available here.

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This conference features a supplier showcase which will include presentations from key suppliers FallsFree4Life and Medstrom. 

"Inpatient falls are common and remain a great challenge for the NHS. Falls in hospital are the most commonly reported patient safety incidents, with more than 240,000 reported in acute hospitals and mental health trusts in England and Wales every year (that is over 600 a day). 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. Some falls in hospital result in serious injuries, such as hip fracture (more than 3,000 per year) and serious head injuries, and these injuries can result in death. Falls in hospitals are financially expensive, as they increase the length of stay and may require increased care costs upon discharge." National Audit of Inpatient Falls audit report 2015

This conference focuses on reducing inpatient falls, implementing the recommendations from the 2015 National Audit of Inpatient Falls.  Through national updates and practical case studies focusing on the individual recommendations from the national audit the conference will provide a step by step guide to implementing the multiple interventions that have been proven to reduce falls in your service. 

Also of interest: 

Setting up and running an Effective Falls Service
Tuesday 26 April 2016
ICO Conference Centre, London

Falls Prevention and Management in Older People
Wednesday 6 July 2016
ICO Conference Centre, London

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