Improving Falls Rates Through ‘Patient Focus’. Emily Raybould Ward Manager Ward 37. Ward 37. 22 bed male nephrology ward Acute/Chronic kidney damage Multiple co-morbidities High falls risk – BP, HB levels and metabolic abnormalities Intentional rounding introduced August 2010.
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Improving Falls Rates Through ‘Patient Focus’ Emily Raybould Ward Manager Ward 37
Ward 37 • 22 bed male nephrology ward • Acute/Chronic kidney damage • Multiple co-morbidities • High falls risk – BP, HB levels and metabolic abnormalities • Intentional rounding introduced August 2010
Data Review • 71 falls from June 2010-June 2011 • Average age of patient who fell – 78 years • 96% level 1 falls with no serious falls at level 3-4 • IQP model to review falls
Data – Number Of Falls Falls Rounding
Data – Time Of Falls Peak of falls between 5am and 7am
Aims And Measures • Improve patient experience • Collect patient feedback from QCR + Patient tracker • Eliminate avoidable falls • Meet patients needs • Reduce nurse call bell usage
Implementing ‘Patient Focus’ Plan Nominate champions and plan meetings. Do Define what you want to do. Review current practice. Pilot new tool Study Review pilot data e.g. patient and staff feedback. Act Amend tool / method based on feedback. Roll out with continuous feedback for improvement
‘Patient Focus’ Is there anything I can do?
Reducing Number Of Falls Falls Rounding Patient Focus
Data – Times Of Falls Peak at evening shift handover
What We Have Achieved • Reduced falls - 14 falls (Aug 11 – Jan 12) compared to - 39 in same period last year • Indirect consequences • Positive feedback • Continuous improvement journey • Electronic system pilot • Roll out programme
Thank You Emily Raybould Ward Manager Ward 37