Supporting the implementation of FallSafe care bundles
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Supporting the implementation of FallSafe Care Bundles
Leads from Bucks Healthcare, Oxford University Hospitals NHSFT, Great Western Hospital, Berkshire Healthcare FT and Oxford Health met in May 2016 to decide on the aims of this “Falls” prevention project. The aims were agreed as follows:
To initially review “Falls” services across the Oxford AHSN region.
To conduct a literature review on falls prevention innovations and collation of best practice in falls prevention work locally, nationally and internationally.
To select an evidence based innovation/innovations for implementation across the region.
For the CIA Programme to work with Trusts to implement the selected innovation/innovations as appropriate for their care setting.
The project has established a Falls Prevention Best Practice Group and agreed that the project would support trusts to implement or improve utilisation rates of FallSafe Care Bundles. “FallSafe” is a quality improvement approach to support frontline staff to deliver evidenced based falls prevention initiatives and provide multifactorial assessments and interventions that identify and treat the underlying reasons for falls. This approach has been shown to reduce falls by around 25% on implementation wards.