Checklist for Hospital Staff ‚Prevention of Falls‘

Elderly people are increasingly at risk of falling, particularly in hospitals. Many safety hazards are located in the patient‘s immediate spatial environment. In addition to assessing the risk of falls, every hospital employee can contribute to minimising the patients‘ risk of falling by considering the questions below which refer to the most frequent safety hazards.

All professional groups which might be present in a patient‘s room should be trained on the issues
listed below. In this respect, it is highly recommended to involve the cleaning staff and the transport
service in such a training.

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