This system of symbols is intended to enable all staff in contact with patients to easily see what assistance they need to mobilise safely. It is designed to support staff in focussing on the patient’s particular needs and to involve them in how to keep safe when moving about in the ward or unit.
District health boards (DHBs) in the Central region trialled the falls risk signalling system as an April Falls 2013 project. The trial tested the usefulness of the system and refinements to the resources used in the April Falls 2013 project have been made based on user feedback.
The Commission has finalised modifications to the resources with suppliers (thanks the Hawke’s Bay DHB’s procurement team for their assistance).
How to order the resources from the suppliers: