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Reducing harm by empowering movement

Drawing on the latest evidence, Caroline Fallon and Mary Muir provide a critical evaluation of patient safety challenges and strategies for reducing harm.

They consider how identification, targeted intervention and mobilisation can help prevent healthcare-associated complications (HAC), by promoting a patient-centric harm-free care environment.1 

At least 6% of patients experience preventable iatrogenic harm across the healthcare service2 and patient injury is estimated to be a leading cause of the global burden.3 This will have a significant impact on the individual and healthcare resources due to the increased levels of care required.4

Patient safety aims to prevent and reduce risks and harms that occur during the provision of healthcare5 and promote protective factors.6 To ensure successful implementation of safety strategies, effective policies, leadership, data analysis, clinical evidence and patient engagement are paramount.7,8

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Upcoming Events

AfPP Annual Conference 2022

University of York
8-11 September 2022

Infection 360: What's trending in infection prevention & control

Edgbaston Stadium, Birmingham
27-28 September 2022

IP2022 IS COMING TO BOURNEMOUTH IN OCTOBER 2022

Bournemouth
17-19 October 2022

UKHCA Conference: Listen Up

Pendulum Hotel and Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester
3rd November 2022

MEDICA 2022

Dusseldorf Germany
14th November - 17th November

Future Surgery 2022

ExCel, London
15th - 16th November 2022

Access the latest issue of Clinical Services Journal on your mobile device together with an archive of back issues.

Download the FREE Clinical Services Journal app from your device's App store

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