Start Time
9:15 AM
End Time
3:45 PM
DELIVERY
Virtual
There will be CPD hours awarded to attendees. Please check directly with your association or awarding body to see how many points they will award.

About this Conference

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The Falls Management Conference will focus on falls prevention and management in healthcare settings. Speakers throughout the day will focus on developing falls prevention methods, understanding the human factors in falls prevention meeting the needs of those who have fallen or those at risk of falls.

Among older adults, Falls are he leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on quality of life and independence. This conference will examine this topic from several different angles, all aimed at helping you to be more aware and better equipped to reduce the risk of falls in your facility.

We will learn the steps to be taken if a fall occurs, how to limit your legal liability, and what happens if action is taken? We will learn which medications contribute to falls and syncope, how Covid impacted on falls rates in care homes and how might the sector recover to enable residents to stay on their feet. We will also explore how to review and improve your own practice procedures, and a step-by-step guide in carrying out a root cause analysis for falls. All speakers are highly experienced, you will hear from physicians,GPs, barristers and more each with unique insights into how you can continue to improve your approach to this important topic.

Agenda

Opening Remarks & Conference Chair

Falls prevention at ward level: Avoiding Falls Level of Observation Assessment Tool (AFLOAT)

Dr Paul McElwaine, Geriatrician, Tallaght University Hospital

Falls prevention at ward level: Avoiding Falls Level of Observation

Assessment Tool (AFLOAT)

Dr David Richardson & David Dawson, Consultant Physician/Geriatrician at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Legal Principles surrounding slips, trips and falls

  • The Legal responsibilities of the Healthcare Provider
  • The legal definition of a fall?
  • Statutory Duties and Preventative Measures to take
  • Steps to be taken if a fall occurs – limiting legal liability
  • What happens when legal action is taken
  • Updated Case Law

Rosalynn McVeigh, Barrister-at-Law, Law Library

Medication management to reduce falls

  • Understanding which medications contribute to falls and syncope
  • Assessing medications within falls services and clinics
  • Understanding when falls is a side effect of medication

Dr Paul McElwaine, Geriatrician, Tallaght University Hospital

Falls Prevention – Recent studies explored

Falls in people with intellectual disabilities (ID)

Renjith Joseph, Ability West

Undertaking a systems analysis based of a patient/service user fall

  • Step by step guide to carrying out a systems analysis following a fall incident
  • Identifying the key causal factors and contributory factors leading to falls
  • Secondary prevention: ensuring that preventative measures occur to prevent future falls
  • Systems Analysis Falls in care delivery settings.

John McElhinney, Group Quality & Patient Safety Manager, Saolta University Health Care Group

Understanding the fall event

  • Overview of risk factors
  • FOF defined
  • Comparing FOF among adults with ID and the general population
  • Results from the Intellectual Disability Supplement to the Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (IDS-TILDA)

Multidisciplinary assessment and assessment tools

  • How to identify the root cause and contributing factors of a fall
  • Multi factorial falls risk assessment including blood pressure and medications
  • Good practice to manage underlying health issues which increase risk

A practical approach to root cause analysis – examining a fall through the ABC methods

  • Step by step guide to carrying out an RCA for falls
  • Identifying the problems/reasons leading to a fall
  • Preventing future falls, practical implementation.

Dr Sinead Foran, Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Health Care, Waterford Institute of Technology

Dr Eilish Burke Ussher Asst. Professor in Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Associate Director of the Trinity Center for Ageing and Intellectual Disability

Falls, Delirium and Reducing harm from inpatient falls

  • Delirium and inpatient falls prevention
  • How delirium is preventable
  • Key Steps to prevent delirium
  • Ensuring preventable interventions are tailored to the individual
  • Clinical assessments for clinical factors contributing to delirium

Reducing harm from inpatient falls

  • Reviewing and improving practice procedures
  • Reducing the occurrence of secondary falls
  • Reducing hip fractures and impact of harm from inpatient falls

Louise Brent, Irish Hip Fracture Database & Major Trauma Audit Manager, National Office of Clinical Audit

Who Should Attend?

This conference will be of interest to all healthcare professionals with special responsibility for falls prevention in nursing homes, hospitals, hospices, day care centres, rehabilitation centres, primary care centres and any healthcare services public or private with risk of falls and in need of precautionary measures.

Speakers

Dr David Richardson
Consultant Physician/Geriatrician at Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust
Renjith Joseph
Physiotherapy Manager at Ability West, Galway, Ireland
John McElhinney
Group Quality & Patient Safety Manager, Saolta University Health Care Group
Dr. Éilish Burke
Ussher Assistant Professor in Ageing and Intellectual Disability, Trinity College
Louise Brent
Irish Hip Fracture Database & Major Trauma Audit Manager, National Office of Clinical Audit
Dr Sinead Foran
Lecturer, Department of Nursing and Health Care, Waterford Institute of Technology
Dr Paul McElwaine
Geriatrician, Tallaght University Hospital
Rosalynn McVeigh
Barrister-at-Law, Law Library

Price

Early Bird Rate: €395 + VAT (LIMITED OFFER)

Full rate €495 + VAT

Please note the early bird discount can close sooner than expected once a certain number of seats fill up, therefore your prompt booking is strongly advised to avoid disappointment

Discounts available for bookings of 3 or more.