● Risk Assessments Tools ● Case Law & Legal Challenges To Avoid ● Identifying Underlying Health Problems ● Practical Examples
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Date: 27th February 2020
It is estimated that the Irish Healthcare Sector spends €500 million on the treatment of falls in people over 65 per annum. Falls and accidents are always going to happen however there are many preventative measures that can be taken, medication reviews, risk assessments, identifying underlying health problems and proper equipment and staffing in place.
These events typically sell out quickly, so prompt booking is strongly advised to secure your place at the early bird rate Save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate is €395.00 + VAT (Normal rate €495.00 + VAT)
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment.
This conference will update delegates on Quality Standards for Fall’s and implementation in practice at all levels of the healthcare system. Sessions will focus on developing post fall protocols and secondary prevention for inpatients. There will also be a review of all the different risk assessment tools such as FRAISE, FRAT and STRATIFY with a look to a UK Case Study on their AFLOAT System.
This conference will be of interest to all healthcare professionals with special responsibility for falls prevention in nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, day care centres, rehabilitation centres, primary care centres and any healthcare services public or private with risk of falls and in need of precautionary measures.
Full Day Programme 8.50am to 4.30pm
Opening Remarks by conference chairperson
Dr Elizabeth Fahey McCarthy, RN, RM, RNT, MAEd, Professional Education Consultant
In-Patient Falls Prevention
Speaker: Gareth Clifford, former Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and Falls Prevention Lead in St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Inpatient falls resulting in injury- Case Law Updates – legal challenges – limiting legal liability
Speaker: Sharon Dillon Lyons, Barrister-at-Law, Law Library
Development of AFLOAT ‘Avoiding Falls Level of Observation Assessment Tool’
Speaker: David Dawson, Falls & Frailty Matron, NHS
Falls Prevention -Preventing falls in people with intellectual disabilities.
Speaker: Renjith Joseph of Ability West- Irish Healthcare Centre Awards Winner 2019
The Psychology and Cognitive Aspects of a Fall
Dr Marie Murray Clinical Psychologist PhD, M. Psych Sc, C Psychol PsSI, UCD Student Counselling Services
Preventing falls in Dementia Patients
Reducing medicines & hypotension related falls
Speaker:Dr Nick Flynn, Minor Surgery Clinic, Hollyhill Medical Centre
Implementing Quality Practice and the importance of risk assessment
Speaker: John McElhinney, Group Quality & Safety Manager, Saolta University Health Care Group, Sligo University Hospital
Sharon Dillon Lyons
BARRISTER-AT-LAW, THE LAW LIBRARY
Sharon Dillon-Lyons is a practising barrister with a broad civil law practice and a particular interest in Data Protection and Freedom of Information.Read more
Sharon lectures in DIT, Dorset College and Public Affairs Ireland where she co-presents on the Freedom of Information training course. She has previous experience in the non-governmental sector where she worked in a policy and compliance role. A graduate of NUI, Galway and King’s Inns, she was called to the Irish Bar in 2010.
Dr Nick Flynn
Minor Surgery Clinic, Hollyhill Medical Centre
Dr Nick Flynn is a GP partner in Hollyhill Medical Centre and is Medical Director of Union Quay Medical Centre and Global Travel Vaccinations. He has been practicing as a GP in Cork for over 15 years.Read more
Dr Flynn is a trainer with the Cork Post Graduate Training Scheme, a tutor for undergraduate medical students in UCC and is actively involved with the ICGP.
He has worked as a GP in Cork prison, in Tabor lodge drug treatment centre and provides GP services to prisoners for An Garda Síochana. His areas of clinical interest are preventative medicine, office based surgery, travel medicine and substance abuse.
Dr Elizabeth Fahey McCarthy
Professional Education Consultant
Dr Elizabeth Fahey-McCarthy, Former Director of Teaching and Learning Postgraduate, worked in the School of Nursing & Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin from 2000-2017.Read more
Prior to this she was a nurse tutor in Centres for Nurse Education in Ireland, the United Kingdom, the Middle East and in the USA. She is a Registered General Nurse and Registered Nurse Tutor, completing her MA Ed at Oxford Brookes University in 1999, and her PhD at the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin in 2012. Her educational experience and research interests include dementia care, palliative care and end-of-life care, ethical decision-making and reflective practice.
Group Quality & Safety Manager, Saolta University Health Care Group, Sligo University Hospital
John McElhinney is the Quality and Safety Manager for the seven acute hospitals that make up the West North West Hospitals Group. He had previously held the position of Risk Advisor at Sligo Regional Hospital for several years.Read more
John spent fifteen years working overseas in the UK, Middle East and Australia specialising in Critical Care Nursing. Prior to returning to Ireland John held the position as Quality Improvement Manager at the Princess Elizabeth Hospital and Joint Clinical Governance lead with the States of Guernsey Board of Health in the Channel Islands.
John holds a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Political Science from the University of New South Wales, a B.Sc. in Health Sciences from Southern Cross University, New South Wales, a Higher Diploma in Healthcare Risk Management from UCD and an MBA from the Smurfit Business School. He also holds nursing qualifications in Mental Health, General, Critical Care and Nursing Education. John has published several papers on the subject of risk management and patient safety and has presented at various conferences on Quality, Patient Safety, Risk Management and Clinical Governance related topics. His main areas of interest include the role of human factors in clinical error, continuous quality improvement and Corporate and Clinical Governance.
Former Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and Falls Prevention Lead in St. Vincent’s University Hospital
Gareth is the Quality, Standards & Compliance Lead in the Quality & Patient Safety Office of the Acute Operations Division, HSE.Read more
He was previously a Clinical Specialist Physiotherapist and Falls Prevention Coordinator in St. Vincent’s University Hospital, and before that worked mainly in older persons and stroke rehabilitation in St. James’ Hospital. He holds an MSc in neurology & gerontology from RCSI. Gareth sits on a number of national falls groups.
There will be 5 CPD points awarded to attendees at this conference. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award
Talbot Hotel, Stillorgan, Co. Dublin
Secure your place at the early bird rate and save €100.00 – Early Bird Rate = €395.00 + VAT – (LIMITED AVAILABILITY) – Normal rate €495.00 + VAT
Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain amount of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment
CMG Events Conference Discount
- 10% discount for the third delegate booked or subsequent bookings thereafter from the same company.
The rate to attend includes parking, morning tea/coffee and refreshments on arrival at registration, mid-morning tea/coffee and pastries and full buffet lunch. You will receive the speakers PowerPoint presentations within 24 hours after the event.