585 / Preventing and managing the risk of falls

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Classification of the PSP
Type of Patient Safety Practice Safe
Clinical Practice (CP)
Related practices from PaSQ database
Patient falls
Topic of the reported practice
Quality improvement project
Aim and the benefit of the Patient Safety Practice
The aims of this practice are: to give health workers a tool that is consistent with the Ministerial recommendation for falls prevention and management; to reduce probability of falls and their consequences through risk assessment and adoption of suitable safety measures; to address the problem with methods and tools that can be easily applied and reviewable; to guarantee proper and uniform support in case of fall; improve and guarantee quality of care; carry out interventions aimed at preventing event recurrence (secondary prevention)
Description of the Patient Safety Practice
A checklist has been developed that will allow observation of the main risks factors considered as important by the ministerial recommendation for falls prevention and management, that is to say: size of hospital rooms and restrooms; conditions of floor, stairs, lighting, availability of beds and gurneys; etc. The project is ongoing.
Attachment of relevant written information and/or photos, as appropriate
102_WP4_RISULTATI_ROMA_F.pdf
Effectiveness of the Patient Safety Practice
Degree of implementation of reported practice
Yes, fully
Level of implementation of reported practice
Institution level
Specific and measurable outcome for the reported practice were defined
Yes
A baseline measurement before implementation of the reported practice was obtained
Yes
A measurement after full implementation of the reported practice was obtained
Yes
Evaluation of a “positive” effect of the reported practice on Patient Safety
The evaluation showed improvements in Patient Safety outcomes
Type of before-and after evaluation
Quantitative
Enclosure of a reference or attachment in case of published evaluation’s results
There is no specified text here
Health care context where the Patient Safety Practices was implemented
Hospital
Transferability
Successful implementation of this Patient Safety Practice in other health care settings than above stated
No
Specification of implementation in another health care setting(s)
There is no specified text here
Successful implementation’s level ¬†of this Patient Safety Practice across settings
There is no specified text here
Involved health care staff
Physicians
Nurses
Risk manager
Patient Involvement
Direct service user’s involvement as integral part of this Patient Safety Practice
Yes
Specification of the service users or their representatives’ involvement in the implementation of this Patient Safety Practice
Patient(s)
Relative(s)
Point of time in which service user or their reprasentatives’ involvement takes place
During implementation of the Patient Safety Practices
Active seeking of service users’ opinion, feedback, experience, etc. as integral part of this Patient Safety Practice
No
Short description of the service users’ level of involvement
Consultation, such as asking for information
Public accessibility of information regarding this Patient Safety Practice to patients and citizens/service users
Yes
List of sources where public information is accessible
http://buonepratiche.agenas.it/practicesdetail.aspx
Implementation of the Patient Safety Practice
Existing collaboration with other countries or international organisations related to implementation of this Patient Safety Practice
Yes
Problems encountering in the implememntation course of this Patient Safety Practice like lack of motivation, no management support, etc.
No
List of the most prevelent difficulties encuntered during implementation of this Patient Safety Practice
There is no specified text here
List of the most prevalent drivers for a successful implemetation of this Patient Safety Practice
Involvement of service users
Use of any specific incentives to enhance motivation while implementing this Patient Safety Practice
No
Description of used incentives, if any.
There is no specified text here
Existence of support or approval by the clinical or hospital management or any other hihg level authority in the implementation process of this Patient Safety Practice
Yes
Costs of the Patient Safety Practices
Completion of cost calculation related to this Patient Safety Practice
No
Total number of person days required to implement this Patient Safety Practice
Clinical staff:
External consultants:
Support staff:
Managerial staff:
Others:
Not relevant:
Total number of person days required for training as preparation for implementation of this Patient Safety Practice
Clinical staff:
External consultants:
Support staff:
Managerial staff:
Others:
Not relevant:
Total cost in Euro of specific equipment (machines, software, communications supplies, etc.) needed to support implementation of this Patient Safety Practice
There is no specified text here
Associated cost with a work reduction or foregoing in order to deliver this Patient Safety Practice
There is no specified text here