Falls Reporting
Inform the Dr that your patient has fallen (including if the patient is on any
anti-coagulants, if they banged their head, how the patient was found indicating
how they fell)
Complete a Datix Incident Form - No fall should be classified as a near miss 
Harm levels are defined as
  • No Harm
  • Low Harm Bruise or laceration
  • Moderate Harm Laceration requiring surgical closure, any fracture
    Inform the relatives
    Document the incident and all communication in the patients medical notes (not
    end of bed nursing notes)
    Review the care plan and rewrite as necessary
    Complete the required schedule of observations clearly marking them as post
    falls observations