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Falls are a major health issue for older people, and falls prevention is a high priority for the Murrumbidgee Local Health District. This project implemented changes to improve the quality and safety of patient care by reducing the number of falls, harm from falls, and associated increase in length of stay at the orthopaedic ward of Wagga Wagga Base Hospital and Gundagai Multipurpose Service....
Murrumbidgee Local Health District
Added: 20 August 2018|Last updated: 30 August 2018
NSW Ambulance introduced a falls package to address the year-round problem of falls in people aged 65 and over in the community. It incorporated a new falls risk assessment, protocol, clinical pathway and screening tool for paramedics, as well as education materials for consumers and general practitioners.
Added: 2 May 2018|Last updated: 22 May 2018
his project identified factors associated with an increased falls risk in older people with cataract during their wait for cataract surgery.
The George Institute for Global Health, UNSW Australia
Added: 23 June 2017|Last updated: 30 June 2017
This project delivered an education program for staff and implemented a new process of cleaning the ventilation vents in delivery suite bathrooms, to reduce the risk of falls.
Royal Hospital for Women
Added: 9 December 2016|Last updated: 22 December 2016
Camden Hospital implemented a multidisciplinary review meeting (Safety Huddle) following all inpatient falls and near miss falls, which developed strategies in consultation with the patient to prevent the incident from reoccurring.
Added: 23 October 2015|Last updated: 9 November 2015
This project demonstrates the effective implementation of best evidence to improve patient outcomes in a rehabilitation setting. Patients consistently report poor balance as a significant factor in their recovery. Focusing on patient centred care, clinicians within the physiotherapy department performed an evidence based review aiming to identify the most effective way of improving balance.
Bankstown Lidcombe HospitalCamden Hospital
Added: 16 February 2015|Last updated: 17 February 2015
This project was a result of the Junior Medical Officer Quality and Safety Committee. While defining its role in its pilot 12 months, concerns regarding the prescribing of benzodiazepines in the elderly inpatients were identified and acted upon by way of two audits, guideline creation and education packages.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 5 February 2015|Last updated: 11 February 2015
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