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Found 14 results
  1. News Article
    Elderly people who suffer falls are having to wait up to six hours for an ambulance because of rising Covid pressures, a medical body has warned. The delays are due to paramedics having to prioritise 999 calls from people suffering from coronavirus related breathing difficulties. Read full story (paywalled) Source: The Telegraph, 1 January 2021
  2. News Article
    A dedicated team of 32 volunteers are hitting the roads across North Wales assisting the Welsh Ambulance Service in dealing with fallers. Based out of the Ambulance headquarters in St Asaph, the Community First Responder Falls Team was launched on 30 April this year and has already assisted almost 250 people. The team was created to use the talents and experience of the familiar Community First Responders (CFRs) who had to be stood down from their normal duties at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Read the full article here.
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    The report suggests strategies to prevent newborn falls in the hospital, whichl include: focusing efforts on providing support for exhausted parents during the critical time following the birth offering periods of rest for new parents whenever they are tired increasing the frequency of rounding when new mothers are breastfeeding promoting a midday break in visiting hours. In cases where a newborn fall event does occur, facilities should provide support to both injured newborns and any caregivers involved. In many cases, parents and other caregivers may benefit from
  4. Content Article
    FallStop is a quality improvement programme, developed in 2016, when we found there was a high number of falls at one of our hospitals and a failure to learn from serious incidents. The same site had performed poorly in the National Audit of Inpatient Falls in 2015 and we knew we needed to make a change. Our aim was to reduce the incidence of falls and harm and embed falls prevention into everyday practice, by engaging clinical staff to identify patients at risk and implement harm prevention strategies. We chose target wards, on a rolling programme, starting with areas with a high number
  5. News Article
    A Surrey hospital trust has become the first in the country to appoint a nurse dedicated to preventing patient falls and medication mix-ups. The consultant nurse has been appointed by Ashford and St Peter's (ASP) Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to reduce the number of patients who are injured while being treated at its sites. This includes looking at ways to reduce the amount of people who fall over, suffer with venous thromboembolism or experience tissue damage while in hospitals in north west Surrey. The trust says the harms prevention nurse will be the first in the country hire
  6. Content Article
    Objective Reduce incidence of falls and harm. Embed falls prevention into everyday practice. Engage clinical staff to identify patients at risk and implement harm prevention strategies. Process for target wards: Present data for the past 12 months for falls by severity, as baseline metric. Present serious falls and actions undertaken. Falls Risk Assessment audit as baseline metric. Falls Link Worker ensures a display board is refreshed with falls prevention displays and audit result. Ward team set own targets for improvement weekly. Te
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