Health, Wellbeing + Disability
Jez Harris' Website
Cardiff Metropolitan University
Falls First is a safety-driven campaign, changing the daily routine of all healthcare staff. By promoting a Falls First culture, inpatient falls become a priority. Through research what became increasingly clear was if a real behavioural change was to happen, there became a need to push for a safety-driven culture within the hospital, by actually changing the way that the healthcare staff work. To fully combat inpatient falls it is important to not only raise awareness of the issue but to educate and engage the staff, giving them new tools that enable them to improve the quality of care of patients.