WHERE THIS HAPPENED: Birmingham City Hospital, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham
The number of falls in hospital ranges from 3.8 to 8.6 falls per 1000 bed days.1 Around 30% of falls as inpatients are injurious, and 4%–6%can result in serious and life-threatening injury.2 3 This results in significant health burdens and economic burdens due to increased hospital stays following a fall. Junior doctors are usually the first point of contact for managing patients who fall in hospital. It is therefore important they understand the preventative measures and postfalls management. Aim To assess the retention of knowledge regarding falls management in foundation year 1 (FY1) doctors before and after a short educational intervention.
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