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 Guideline

Download PDF ~777KB

Paediatric Cot and Bed Allocation Guide (CaBAG)

Information for Clinicians and Health Professionals

Download PDF ~157KB

Post Fall Guide - Paediatrics

Information for Clinicians and Health Professionals

Download 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 resources

Falls Prevention - Poster


Download PDF ~347KB

Keeping your child safe from falling in hospital - Fact sheet


Download PDF ~258KB

Entrapment resources

Entrapment prevention - Poster


Download PDF ~1.4MB

Keeping your child safe from bed entrapment in hospital - Fact sheet


Download PDF ~497KB

Education

Fall and Entrapment webinar

Paediatric Fall and Entrapment Prevention and Management - Webinar

Length: 22:09 minutes

Platform: YouTube

Fall and Entrapment webinar

Paediatric Fall and Entrapment Prevention and Management - Education slidedeck


Download PPT ~4.6MB

Risk Assessment

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.

Resources