Falls are the most commonly reported patient safety incident in healthcare, with nearly 250,000 reported from hospitals in England and Wales each year. As well as causing injury to patients, the cost of treating falls is estimated to be around £630 million each year in England. This eLearning course is designed to help healthcare workers prevent patient falls in hospital.
There are two modules available:
- Module 1 is aimed at hospital-based nurses.
- Module 2 is aimed at foundation level doctors and includes interactive information about patient and environmental falls risk factors, the patient assessment and post fall management.
Both modules have been designed to complement, not replace, local falls prevention policies and processes.