Standardising falls pathway using NICE
Assessments for patients referred to Community Emergency Department Team (CEDT) following a fall are not always being completed in the same way following Nice Guidelines. There is variation across the staff, resulting in differences in documentation.
They aimed to ensure that completion of assessment documentation (in line with the NICE Guidelines) will have improved by 40% for all patients referred to CEDT following a fall.
An audit form was developed to gather baseline data on current assessment of fallers using NICE guidance. As a result of their baseline data the team amended their assessment form to include the data they were missing.