Vivid.Care will be at the upcoming Falls Prevention Summit 2023 – Reducing Inpatient Falls & Harm from Inpatient Falls.
Taking place at the Hallam conference centre, London, this conference is also available virtually through online services. View page here.
This is an annual opportunity to liaise with industry professionals focused on falls prevention techniques and strategies.
When: Friday 27 January 2023
Where: London, Hallam Conference Centre
Who: Healthcare industry professionals working to reduce inpatient falls, & harm from inpatient falls
The summit will focus on “reducing inpatient falls, and harm from inpatient falls”, as well as providing an opportunity to learn from trusts who have developed effective inpatient falls prevention programmes.
This year’s gathering will build on knowledge gained from the 2022 National Audit of Inpatient Falls report which stressed the importance of a high-quality Multi-Factorial Risk Assessment (MFRA) as part of a falls prevention strategy.
The National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) audits the “delivery and quality of care for patients over 60 who fall and sustain a hip or thigh fracture when in acute, mental health, community and specialist NHS trusts/health boards.”
Their repot defines a Multi Factorial Risk Assessment for falls as “when a patient has documented evidence of assessment of at least five of the following six assessments:
The same 2022 audit also identified performing high-quality Multi Factorial Falls Risk Assessment as a key performance indicator for the National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF).
Positively, the report also found a “steady improvement in post-falls management thanks to adherence to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) quality standards on:
The NICE quality standards notes it is important that “older people who fall during a hospital stay are checked for signs or symptoms of fracture and potential for spinal injury before they are moved” and stresses the of a post-falls protocol to an effective falls strategy.
Our 50+ page Healthcare Professional Guide to Specialist Seating Assessments is a complete overview on the importance of specialist seating and includes resources to help you complete a seating assessment and recommend specialist seating for patient(s).
Along with a networking opportunity with healthcare and industry professionals involved in inpatient falls prevention and reduction, the conference will also allow Vivid.Care to showcase the Raizer lifting chair(s).
Vivid.Care will be showcasing the Raizer 2 & Raizer M lifting chairs.
The Raizer 2 and Raizer M lifting chairs designed to reduce long lie times for non-injurious falls. Created for use by just one operator, the Raizer Lifting Chairs enable single-handed care for an elderly. Read our FAQ post on the Raizer Lifting Chairs.