Conference Title: Falls Prevention and Management in Older People
Venue: De Vere West One, London
Date: Monday 27 March 2017
SensorCare will be exhibiting at the Falls Prevention and Management in Older People Conference on 27th March. So, why not stop by our stand to speak with our sales team about our falls prevention systems?
This conference focuses on falls prevention and management in older people, reducing falls and harm from falls, and monitoring progress against the National Quality Standard. The conference will also discuss the new Quality Standard for Falls Prevention published in January 2017, with Prof Cameron Swift Emeritus Professor and Consultant Physician King’s College London & Specialist Committee Member Falls Prevention Quality Standard NICE giving a national update as well as advice for implementing the Quality Statements in practice.
The conference will open with a national update from Julie Windsor Patient Safety Clinical Lead – Medical Specialties/Older People NHS Improvement. Julie will discuss the Patient Safety Team falls prevention activities and the National Falls Collaborative, the National Falls Coordination Group including guidance for commissioners, and the Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme- preparing for the next audit round.
Sessions throughout the day will focus on key elements of the quality standard. These include developing post fall protocols for every patient and secondary prevention. The conference will also discuss key elements in the reduction of falls in your service including underlying health issues, quality improvement methodology for falls, multidisciplinary assessment, frailty as falls, falls prevention, and managing comorbidity.
“73% of trusts are still using falls risk prediction tools despite NICE advising they should be abandoned (back in 2013). This means that significant numbers of patients at risk of falls will slip through the net.” – NHS Improvement January 2017
Find out more about the conference here.
For further information on SensorCares Falls Prevention Systems, contact us on 0845 863 9570 or fill in our contact form.