April Falls Week 2021

March 29 – April 2 is April Falls Week 2021, an opportunity to educate and raise awareness of falls prevention and to help those at risk of falling to stay on their feet.  

Falls are a leading cause of preventable harm and suffering in hospitals. Each year an estimated 646,000 individuals die from falls globally.

Monash Health recognises that falls are a significant risk to patients in our care and may impact on:

  • Patient comfort & quality of life
  • Patient length of stay
  • Cost of care

Everyone can help to prevent a fall.

Monash Health is committed to preventing patient falls by ensuring that we partner with patients and their families to develop and implement personalised and targeted falls care plans.

Falls prevention information on PROMPT

The NEW Staying safe to prevent falls (Patient Information) Consumer Information has been developed to support falls prevention education for patients / families / carers.   You can also find this document directly on PROMPT by searching ‘Falls’.

Upcoming event

The Falls Sub-Committee in partnership with the Nursing and Midwifery Education and Strategy (NaMES) Department invites you to join us for a 1-hour forum on Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls at Monash Health.

This event aims to raise awareness of what we do at Monash Health to prevent falls and harm from falls through an interactive case study.

This event will be of interest to nurses, doctors, allied health professionals, and anyone with an interest in reducing falls in hospitals.

Date & Time: Wednesday 31 March at 2 pm

Location: via WebEx

Meeting number (access code): 165 495 4801

Meeting password: wH4Df6dMgE3

Find out more

You can find more information about how to prevent and manage falls including a Falls Toolbox for clinicians on the Nursing and Midwifery Education & Strategy intranet page.

 

Approved by Katrina Nankervis

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