The Royal College of Physicians (RCP), working with NHS South of England (Central) and the National Patient Safety Agency, are developing an e-learning package about falls prevention in hospitals. This package will form a part of the FallSafe project. It will cover the intrinsic and extrinsic risk factors for falls in the hospital settings. It is aimed primarily at nurses, but should be relevant to all clinicians.
This e-learning resource, scheduled for launch in Spring 2012, will be free for NHS staff and organisations. It will be accessible via the National Learning Management System (NLMS) and available for download from the NHS eLearning Repository.
It is intended that designated FallSafe Project Leads working in participating hospitals will champion the cause of falls prevention, actively introducing a “bundle of care”, recording in-patient experience and collecting / monitoring falls data. It should thereby be possible to identify areas for improvements in order to benefit wards across each trust.
Coming soon: e-learning package for falls prevention. London: NHS Networks, December 2nd 2011.