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Reducing harm from falls

51 attendees from 25 organisations across the West of England gathered on Monday 13 March to hear expert speakers update on the current state of the evidence for falls safety work. Attendees shared local policies and procedures working in different settings and came up with solutions to common issues in interactive group sessions.

All the presentations from our speakers are available online and the output report is available to download here.

Resources shared include:

Safety huddles are being implemented by the Yorkshire and Humber AHSN Improvement Academy. They are aimed at supporting teams to reduce harm. The huddle is clinically led and locally owned. The team will need to test and adapt to fit them.

The key to the huddles are;

  1. Non-judgemental environment
  2. All staff included and empowered to speak
  3. Happens at the same time/place
  4. Always brief (5-15mins)
  5. Collection of data and celebration of success

Teams can focus on patients at risk from falls or pressure ulcers.

Photo credit: Su Nanayakkara

Posted on March 16, 2017

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