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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Falls Prevention

Harborview Medical Center is owned by King County, governed by the Harborview Board of Trustees, and managed under contract by the University of Washington…


Building a Business Case for Falls Prevention

The burden will increase as population ages and is estimated to reach $55 billion by 2020. Of those who fall, 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries that make it hard for them to get around or live independently, and increase their risk of early death…


Care Homes Presentation Novemeber 2011

Health Watch will be introduced from 2012, the bill is expected to become an Act by the end of 2011 The Government wishes to create: “A strong local infrastructure to enhance the role of local authorities in promoting choice & complaints advocacy, through Health Watch arrangements in place” Changing the NHS…


Falls Presentation May 2012

The National Patient Safety Agency (NPSA) found in an 800 bed acute hospital trust, there will be 24 falls every week, 1260 falls a year with increased costs to the NHS which may be prevented with patient safety measures put in place. Overall direct healthcare costs to the NHS is around £15m a year (£92,000) for an 800 bed acute hospital trust)…

Comfort Becomes Compliance

TWhile recognizing the importance of offloading heels being essential to prevention and healing; patient’s complaints and non-compliance with current product proved to be essential to investigate. We sought to validate a method of measuring offloading compliance with comfort. (Study from Univesity Medical Center of Princeton)