Reducing falls

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The HUG has a plan to prevent falls (FR). It includes:

  • adapting and securing the surroundings (light levels, ramps, etc.)
  • the use of specific auxiliary equipment (canes, walkers, armchairs)
  • staff training
  • awareness-raising actions for patients.

In addition, all falls are now reported. In the acute care sector, there are between 2 and 4 falls per 1000 days of hospitalization and between 7 and 10 in the geriatric and rehabilitation sectors. The incidence of falls tends to be higher among the elderly. For this reason, each patient, upon admission, now undergoes a risk assessment. Depending on the result of the latter, suitable prevention measures are proposed.

Last update : 25/05/2018