NHS Information

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Clinical Information

Falls whilst the patient was using the toilet or commode made up 15 per cent of reported falls in acute hospitals, 14 per cent of falls in community hospitals, and eight per cent of falls in mental health units.

(Source ‘NHS Slips, trips and falls in hospital’ NHS National Patient Safety Agency Report )

Falls cost the NHS an estimated £2.3 billion a year. Nearly 209,000 falls were reported in hospitals in England between 1 October 2011 and 30 September 2012.

(Source NICE press release)

Why patients fall - Patients are particularly likely to fall whilst using the toilet or commode Learning from the circumstances of falls can help NHS organisations to direct their resources to where they are most needed

Key message of ‘NHS Slips, trips and falls in hospital’

(Source: NHS National Patient Safety Agency Report)

New recommendations from NICE on how to assess and prevent falls in hospitals state that doctors and nurses should create a plan that will reduce each patient's chances of falling while in their care; for example by helping them go to the lavatory.

(Source: NICE press release)

Falls whilst the patient was using the toilet or commode made up 15 per cent of reported falls in acute hospitals, 14 per cent of falls in community hospitals, and eight per cent of falls in mental health units. This is a high proportion of the overall number of falls.

What can be done to prevent falls and reduce injury ‘NHS Slips, trips and falls in hospital’

(Source: NHS National Patient Safety Agency Report)

A published analysis of NHSLA data on falls leading to litigation between 1998 and 2004, 14 per cent were falls from a toilet or commode.

‘NHS Slips, trips and falls in hospital’

(Source: NHS National Patient Safety Agency Report)

Clinical Library

We have compiled the following clinical resources to help you learn more about manual handling and fall prevention programs and how LiftSeat® toilet transfer solutions support these critical healthcare initiatives.

Slips, trips and falls in hospital National Patient Safety Agency 200,000 reports of falls in hospital including the underlying causes and contributing factors.

Reducing Harm - Patient Safety from falls – Patient Safety First NHS

Identifying a Return on Investment (ROI) by Introducing the LiftSeat Toilet Transfer Solution into a Falls Prevention and/or Safe Patient Handling Program
by Heather M. Monaghan, MHSc, RN, president of Visioning HealthCare and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Safe Patient Handling & Movement (SPHM)

Establishing the Link Between Musculoskeletal Injuries to Healthcare Staff when Performing Patient Toilet Transfers and the Associated Cost
by Heather M. Monaghan, MHSc, RN, president of Visioning HealthCare and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Safe Patient Handling & Movement (SPHM)

Toileting and Fall Risk in Acute Care
by Rein Tideiksaar, PhD, FallPrevent LLC

Ergonomic Evaluation of the LiftSeat® Patient Handling Technology to Facilitate Toileting Tasks
by John Lloyd, PhD, CPE