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Posted on 03 Sep 2018
Clinical/Acute Care

Is your health service interested in participating in a statewide collaborative project to prevent functional decline in inpatients?

Safer Care Victoria is seeking expressions of interest from services interested in joining the 'End PJ paralysis' project.

What is the 'End PJ paralysis' initiative?

Created by Prof Brian Dolan  (UK), this social movement encourages patients to get up, dressed and moving to reduce the risk of deconditioning while in hospital. In five months it gained more than 300 million impressions on Twitter. A 70-day EndPJparalysis campaign from April to June 2018 saw 710,468 patients mobilised and 703,161 dressed across the UK with significant reductions in patient falls, pressure ulcers and length of stay.

Highlights of the movement include:

  • 37 per cent reduction in falls
  • 86 per cent reduction in pressure injuries
  • 80 per cent reduction in patient complaints.

What's involved?

The project will run for approximately nine months. Through joining this project you will:

  • implement changes to your ward to get hospital inpatients out of bed, dressed and moving
  • collect regular data on your participating ward
  • develop a range of engagement and communication tools to engage clinicians and patients
  • share your progress and successes with others participating in the collaborative.

How to apply

Download the expression of interest form below and submit your application by Tuesday 10 October 2018.

More information

Eleanor Sawyer

olderpeople.clinicalnetwork@safercare.vic.gov.au.

 

Page last updated: 19 Sep 2018