Royal College of Physicians launches resources to prevent patient
falls in hospital
27 July 2012
We're pleased to see the RCP providing this practical advice to nurses to help them avoid and manage falls in hospitals.
Daiga Heisters, our head of professional engagement
The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
has launched a Falls
Prevention Pack, aimed at nurses, to help prevent and manage
patient falls in hospitals.
It's part of their ongoing initiative, FallSafe.
This is part of the
Health Foundation's Closing the Gap programme.
About the resources
Daiga Heisters, our head of professional engagement and
"We know that falls are one of the main reasons why a great
number of people with Parkinson's are
admitted to hospital each year.
"In addition, people with the condition are at an increased risk
of falling when they are in hospital.
"So weare pleased to see the Royal College of Physicians
providing this practical and helpful advice to nurses to help them
avoid and manage falls in hospitals."
The resources pack includes a number of best practice measures
for assessing the impact of falls in hospital wards, as well as
information and advice on preventing and managing falls.
- a clinical audit
- quality improvement projects
- NICE Quality Standards
- toolkits for acute care