|Title:||Falls Risk Assessment and Management Plan (FRAMP)|
|Document ID:||Operational Directive OD 0579/14|
|Date of issue:||Wednesday, 10 December 2014|
|Description:||The Falls Risk Assessment and Management Plan (FRAMP) is a tool for clinicians to assess and manage patients who are identified at risk of falling in inpatient settings. It should be used for the general adult population in all Western Australian public hospitals.|
|Applicable to:||All Western Australian public hospitals|
|Period of effect:||from 1 December 2014 to 1 December 2019|
|Review date:||1 January 2019|
|Authorised by:||Professor Bryant Stokes, A/Director General, Office of the Director General, 17-Nov-2014|
|Print version:||View print version|
Falls Risk Assessment and Management Plan (FRAMP)
This operational directive outlines the use of the Falls Risk Assessment and Management Plan (FRAMP) in WA Health hospitals. The FRAMP is a tool to guide and document falls risk screening, risk assessment, minimum and individualised interventions for patients.
Use of the FRAMP is mandatory for the general adult inpatient population in WA public hospitals.
The FRAMP is not suitable for use in paediatric patients. In addition, some populations such as maternity patients and mental health patients may benefit from a tool tailored to their specific falls risks and relevant interventions. Hospitals seeking exemption from using the FRAMP in certain patient populations must gain permission through their local channels and inform the Falls Prevention Health Network of this decision. It is recommended an alternative falls risk assessment and management tool is used in order to ensure compliance with NSQHS Standard 10.
Artwork for the FRAMP statewide template is available from the Falls Prevention Health Network or the company tendered to print medical records for WA Health through the Health Corporate Network.
Minor changes to the FRAMP by hospitals and health services are permitted if required to suit local settings, policies, circumstances and available resources as outlined in the FRAMP policy.
Recommendations for changes to the FRAMP statewide template can be made via email to firstname.lastname@example.org and will be considered in future reviews.
Professor Bryant Stokes
This circular last updated: Wednesday, 10 December 2014 at 3:50pm