Development of a Falls Risk Assessment and Management Tool for Older Adult Mental Health Units

Abstract

Fall prevention in Western Australian hospitals is monitored with a monthly generic falls assessment/management tool. Whilst this practice is suitable for bed ridden patients, it fails to capture the falls risk for older adult mental health patients who are predominantly ambulant and frequently confused. This paper describes the development of a specific… (More)

Topics

6 Figures and Tables

Cite this paper

@inproceedings{Heslop2016DevelopmentOA, title={Development of a Falls Risk Assessment and Management Tool for Older Adult Mental Health Units}, author={Karen A Heslop}, year={2016} }