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Falls Prevention Summit 2022: Reducing Inpatient Falls & Harm from Inpatient Falls

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Conference Chair:

Professor Cameron Swift
Emeritus Professor, Consultant Physician 
& Specialist Committee Member, Falls Prevention Quality Standard

Core components of inpatient falls prevention: the evidence

• core components of an effective falls prevention service
• evidence for effective inpatient falls prevention – positive and negative.
• the content, rationale and contemporary development of National Guidance
• driving change
Cameron Swift Presentation Slides 0.76 MBPPTXfile

Driving improvement through national guidance, national and local audit

Dr Julie Whitney
Clinical Lead, National Audit of Inpatient Falls, Physiotherapist & NIHR Clinical Lecturer,
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

• findings from the latest National Audit of Inpatient Falls report
• moving from snapshot audits to continuous audit
• focusing on patients who sustain a hip fracture while in hospital
• how the Falls and Fragility Fractures Audit Programme can support improvement activity
Julie Whitney Presentation Slides 2.63 MBPDFfile

EXTENDED SESSION: Falls Prevention at Ward Level

Lisa Surginor
Ward Manager
Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast

and Micheal Lynch
Falls Champion
Royal Victoria Hospital Belfast

• improving practice in the identification and management of people at risk of falls at ward level
• ensuring patients receive the right level of enhanced support
• the Falls Quality Initiative and introducing safety huddles: initiatives that have successfully reduced falls on the wards

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