'Stay Safe - Communicate'
The key to safety is communication. Communicate safety risks every shift, every risk, every change, every time.
Fall patient safety risks include: cognition, delirium, mobility status, personal care/toileting, poor vision and environmental risks.
Help keep patients safe and prevent falls by:
- Identifying patients falls safety risks
- Managing their risks appropriately
- Involving patients, families and/or Carers
- Communicating patient's fall safety risks to all staff involved in the patient's care.
Health staff can communicate patient fall safety risks at:
- Safety Huddles
- Clinical Handover
- Intentional Rounding
- Post Fall Huddles
April Falls Day® 2020 is an opportunity to promote fall prevention across hospitals, community setting or residential aged care facility.
Use the following resources to get the message out during
April Falls Month activities.