Risk Screening & Assessment

NSW Health policy (PD2011_024) requires facilities to provide, or arrange for, screening, assessment and management of falls risk factors among older people presenting to NSW Health services following a fall, or at high risk of falls. Standard 10 of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards also requires all patients admitted to hospital to be screened for falls risk and if any falls risk is identified a Falls Assessment is required.

The CEC has undertaken a process to review falls risk screen tools and has developed a Falls Risk Assessment tool.

Ontario Modified Stratify (Sydney Scoring) Falls Risk Screen
Falls Prevention in Hospital

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Stock Code: NH606658 $14.78 + GST for 100

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Falls Risk Assessment and Management Plan (FRAMP)
Falls Prevention in Hospital

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Stock Code: NH606657 $14.78 + GST for 100

Download PDF ~168KB

The Falls Screen is to be completed on admission to identify patients falls risk factors. If falls risks have been identified, a Falls Risk Assessment and Management Plan (FRAMP) is to be completed and interventions actioned for the falls risk factors that have been identified in the screen. Care planning should also be discussed with the patient or family/carers and falls risk interventions communicated at handover.