Falls Risk Assessment and Management Plan

The Falls Risk Assessment and Management Plan (FRAMP) is a bi-fold document designed for use in the general adult population in Perth metropolitan hospitals. It summarises the key practices outlined by both the:

The document is set out in a simple, logical format that guides staff through the essential falls screening, assessment and management processes.

Features of the plan

Several features of the FRAMP include:

How it was developed

Prior to the introduction of the FRAMP, all WA public hospitals were using the Falls Risk Management Tool (FRMT).

The FRMT was developed and introduced by the WA Falls Prevention Community of Practice for hospital settings in 2010.

In 2013/14 the FRMT was reviewed by a multidisciplinary, multisite working party with the aim of having:

  • significant multisite consultation with clinical staff during development
  • integration of the relevant National Standards for accreditation
  • updated assessment and interventions that reflected the latest evidence-based, best practice
  • a more comprehensive but more easily communicated falls management plan for individuals.

The review commenced with an online survey of the FRMT and the results then formed the basis of the FRAMP development.

The FRAMP was then trialled across several hospitals before it was finalised and made available to all Perth metropolitan public hospitals.

For a detailed description of the methodology used to create the FRAMP and the evidence base supporting the FRAMP design and content, please refer to the documents below:

How to use it

Instructions on how to use the FRAMP are available in a step-by-step presentation (PowerPoint 1.5MB). This presentation can be used to run face-to-face education sessions on the use of the FRAMP at your site.

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