23 Feb 2015 | Reducing Harm from Falls
District health boards (DHBs) in the Central region trialled the signalling system as an April Falls activity in 2013. This poster was prepared by Helen Costello, professional lead for the Falls Prevention Group at Capital & Coast DHB, on behalf of the Central Region DHBs Falls Prevention Working Group. It was presented at the 2014 APAC Forum in Melbourne in the poster section.
The poster outlines the trial and its findings, and also includes details of Capital & Coast DHB’s monthly falls prevention care process audit, which includes reviewing whether audited patients and their families have had had falls prevention information explained, which includes checking their understanding of the falls signalling system.