Nottingham Hospital success in reducing falls

Source: Health Canal.com

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Date of publication: June 2011

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell:
The toolkit introduced to all adult wards at the Queen’s Medical Centre and City Hospital, includes a booklet giving advice and information on the common ways people fall and how these can be avoided plus facts on why people fall in hospital and the affect it can have on patients.   The toolkit helps doctors to understand the important principles of prescribing for older people and gives guidance on the types of medications which can increase the risk of falls.  Since it was introduced in November 2010, there has been a 10 per cent reduction in falls associated with significant injury.

Length of publication: 1 page

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