● 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.

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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

In-Patient Falls Prevention

  • Clinical Guidelines, Standards and Evidence-base
  • How to assess and intervene. 

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

  • The Legal responsibilities of the Healthcare Provider
  • Statutory Duties and Preventative Measures to take
  • Steps to be taken if a fall occurs – limiting legal liability
  • What happens when legal action is taken

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

  • Identified unwarranted variation in the practice of observation for patients who may be at risk of falling
  • Working with nursing staff and joined NHS England National Falls Collaborative to develop the AFLOAT – Avoiding Falls Level of Observation Assessment Tool
  • Discussing the QI methodology used in tool development including testing over several PDSA cycles
  • Measuring improvement from 65% of patients being on an appropriate level of observation to 84% on the pilot wards
  • Implementing Trust wide roll out in December 2018 as a part of our 5 year falls improvement work which has seen a sustained reduction in falls
  • Next steps……. Since delirium is a key driver of requiring high levels of observation, can we improve delirium care on move from “observation” to “therapeutic intervention

Falls Prevention and Bone Health – Easy to read guide for people with an intellectual disability

Speaker: Renjith Joseph of Ability West- Irish Healthcare Centre Awards Winner 2019

The Psychology and Cognitive Aspects of a Fall

  • The “Fear of Falling” in older persons
  • How to improve cognitive ability in the elderly to prevent falls
  • Getting over the psychological impact of a fall

Preventing falls in Dementia Patients

  • Why are people with dementia at higher risk of falls?
  • Assess and managing falls risk
  • Reducing falls in dementia patients

Reducing medicines & hypotension related falls

  • Understanding which medicines can contribute to falls
  • High risk medication and medication monitoring – experiences discussed
  • What is a medication review?
  • Hypotension and its impact on causing falls
  • How to manage hypotension to minimise the likelihood of falls

Implementing Quality Practice and the importance of risk assessment

  • Role of risk assessment in healthcare
  • Patient falls and the recurring themes in your organisation
  • After action review
  • Investigation and Management of a patient fall
  • Development of falls policies

Risk Assessment Tools- the merits in all

  • FRAISE
  • FRAT
  • STRATIFY

Sharon Dillon Lyons

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.

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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.

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

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