Fall and Entrapment Prevention
Paediatric fall or entrapment in hospital is a relatively rare occurrence, however if a child does fall or becomes entrapped, the consequences may be serious. Most of these incidents can be prevented.
Paediatric Fall and Entrapment Prevention and Management GuidelineDownload PDF ~777KB
Paediatric Cot and Bed Allocation Guide (CaBAG)
Information for Clinicians and Health ProfessionalsDownload PDF ~157KB
Post Fall Guide - Paediatrics
Information for Clinicians and Health ProfessionalsDownload PDF ~131KB
Information for parents and carers
The CEC has developed posters and fact sheets for parents and carers. The aim of these resources is to raise awareness of the possible fall and entrapment risks in hospital.
It is important to discuss with children and their parents or carers the child's risk of a fall or entrapment. This includes identifying the risk and implementing strategies to keep them safe in hospital.
Falls Prevention - Poster
Download PDF ~347KB
Keeping your child safe from falling in hospital - Fact sheet
Entrapment prevention - Poster
Download PDF ~1.4MB
Keeping your child safe from bed entrapment in hospital - Fact sheet
The NSW Paediatric Fall Risk Assessment Tool has been adapted under licence from the Miami Children's Hospital Humpty Dumpty Falls Tool. All children should have a risk assessment completed on admission, and every three days thereafter, unless their condition changes.
Completion of the assessment also requires clinical judgement and interventions individualised for each child.
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