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Information and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.  Hospital visiting restrictions now in place.

Falls Prevention in Hospital

Anyone can have a fall, but older people are more likely to fall, especially if they have a long term health condition. People can fall many times and each fall might result in a serious injury such as a head injury or a fractured hip. A fall can happen due to many different risk factors e.g. poor balance, muscle weakness, poor eyesight, or the person is on multiple medications. 

The following modules will explain more about falls and your important role in preventing falls and keeping our patient's safe 

Essential Learning Resources 

learnPro modules (Falls Prevention Training):

 GGC: 215 An Introduction to Falls

 GGC: 216 The Falls Bundle of Care

 GGC: 217 Risk Factors for Falls (Part 1)

 GGC: 218 Risk Factors For Falls (Part 2)

 GGC: 219 What to do when your patient falls

 GGC: 221 Bedrails

https://learn.nes.nhs.scot/23390/falls-prevention video

  

Further Information

The Falls Homepage (Staffnet- accessed from a GGC Computer) has extensive resources including guidance on inpatient documentation, patient information leaflets and the Hoverjack ©

Last Updated: 21 July 2021