Nursing Times Learning has launched a new online Falls Prevention and Management unit to support nurses in reducing patients’ risk of falling.
The Nursing Times Learning unit aims to help nurses to understand the impact of falls on the individual and the factors that put patients at risk of falling.
The unit explores the role of medication and other causes of falls and explains the key recommendations in NICE guidance on falls.
Injuries caused by falls result in huge costs to the NHS and social services.
For those who fall the consequences can be devastating – even if they recover from their physical injuries many experience severe and enduring psychological trauma.
In order to reduce these human and financial costs, falls reduction is one of the eight high impact actions for nursing and midwifery.
Falls Prevention and Management is available FREE to all Nursing Times subscribers, and at £10+VAT to non-subscribers.