Training video in falls incident reporting.

This video is a useful tool for staff education about what constitutes a fall. The official definition of a fall is: ‘A fall is an event which results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or floor or other lower level’. (World Health Organisation; cited in ACSQIC 2009). Even amongst health professionals a fall is a poorly understood concept. This video, Produced by Prof. Terry Haines, is designed to assist health professionals to understand this definition and the implications for reporting.

Professor Haines has given his permission to use this video as widely as possible with the aim of improving reporting and management of falls. One difference between what is stated on this video, is that in SA we encourage reporting of near misses as well as falls.