This document from Patient Safety First is aimed at managers and teams involved in leading and implementing changes to reduce harm from falls.
Due to the complexity and multifactorial nature of falls prevention, this document has been divided into two sets of interventions: one for organisational leaders, and one for frontline staff.
Both sets of interventions need to be addressed by organisations who wish to reduce harm from falls. Coordinated and interdependent workstreams need to be simultaneously developed.
It is divided into three sections:
- First steps towards reducing harm from falls
- Leadership to reduce harm from falls
- Frontline actions to prevent falls
It includes case studies of patient stories and successful falls prevention initiatives as well as tools for developing strategy and measuring outcomes.