When a patient has a fall, staff are required to undertake rapid assessment and basic life support (if required) and complete observations. Staff are to follow local Clinical Emergency Response Systems (CERS) and, if at any time a staff member and or a family member is concerned about the patient, staff are to call for a Clinical Review.
Post Fall Guide
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Post Fall Assessment and Management Guide
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Adult Sepsis Pathway
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Mild Head Injury Algorithm
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Clinical Incident Management and Reporting
The requirements for facility or LHD level notification, analysis and reporting of adverse events related to falls is outlined in the NSW Health Incident Management Policy PD2020_20. NSW Health employees can submit falls related incidents on the ims+ website.
SAC2 Fall Incident Investigation Form
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System and Patient Factors that contribute to a fall
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