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We can’t prevent falls! A myth-busting falls prevention initiative in Wagga Wagga and Gundagai

We can’t prevent falls! A myth-busting falls prevention initiative in Wagga Wagga and Gundagai

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
Winter, Spring, Summer and Falls in NSW Ambulance

Winter, Spring, Summer and Falls in NSW Ambulance

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.
NSW Ambulance
Added: 2 May 2018|Last updated: 22 May 2018
The Integrated Rehabilitation and Enablement Program (iREAP)

The Integrated Rehabilitation and Enablement Program (iREAP)

iREAP is an eight-week program that delivers integrated rehabilitation services to older people in the community who have or are at risk of frailty, falls, Parkinson’s Disease and other neurodegenerative conditions.
War Memorial Hospital
Added: 9 October 2017|Last updated: 23 October 2017
Living Well in Residential Aged Care: Reducing Falls and Harm from Falls

Living Well in Residential Aged Care: Reducing Falls and Harm from Falls

Nyngan Health Service developed a falls workbook and DVD, which was used to educate aged care residents on falls and empower them to develop personalised strategies that would reduce their risk of falling.
Nyngan Residential Aged Care
Added: 10 February 2017|Last updated: 27 February 2017
In Safe Hands: Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds

In Safe Hands: Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounds

The structured interdisciplinary bedside rounds (SIBR) project involved a restructuring of the Medical Unit at Orange to allow care to be delivered via daily interdisciplinary patient and family-centred rounds delivered in plain English with collaborative care and goal planning involving patient, family and the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
Orange Health Service
Added: 10 September 2014|Last updated: 11 November 2016
Missing Walking Belts and Sticks

Missing Walking Belts and Sticks

Blacktown Hospital implemented a number of processes to track the use and improve the storage of walking belts and sticks in the Stroke and Aged Care Ward.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 13 May 2016|Last updated: 17 October 2016
The Safety Huddle: Preventing repeat falls and near miss falls

The Safety Huddle: Preventing repeat falls and near miss falls

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.
Camden Hospital
Added: 23 October 2015|Last updated: 9 November 2015
Falls Prevention Assessment in Occupational Therapy

Falls Prevention Assessment in Occupational Therapy

This project developed guidelines and resources to improve occupational therapist staff compliance with departmental protocols in place at Blacktown Mount Druitt Hospital.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 9 October 2015|Last updated: 23 October 2015
Stepping Out of the Box

Stepping Out of the Box

A group rehabilitation class was established for eligible clients in weeks 6-12 of the Blacktown Transitional Aged Care Program, incorporating education, physical activity and social activities.
Western Sydney Local Health District
Added: 14 July 2015|Last updated: 4 September 2015
Standing Balance Classes: improve balance and function for rehabilitation inpatients

Standing Balance Classes: improve balance and function for rehabilitation inpatients

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
A Safe Benzodiazepine Guideline for Elderly Inpatients

A Safe Benzodiazepine Guideline for Elderly Inpatients

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
Osteoporosis Model of Care

Osteoporosis Model of Care

This is a multidisciplinary team-based model, designed for patients over 50 years of age, presenting to the Emergency Department with a minimal trauma fracture.
Hunter New England Local Health District
Added: 11 April 2012|Last updated: 5 January 2015
Demand for Emergency Service Trends in NSW 2010-15

Demand for Emergency Service Trends in NSW 2010-15

A population based study of Emergency Department utilisation and length of stay in New South Wales. Understanding population level drivers of emergency department demand is important for planning future health resources across NSW, including optimal Emergency Department (ED) capacity and implementing patient focused ED models of care. Such models of care include aged care assessment teams, falls prevention programs, chest pain observation units, short stay units, mental health liaison teams and minor injury or fast track units. The study will...
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Added: 27 October 2014|Last updated: 29 October 2014
Aged Care Therapeutic Interventions by Volunteers

Aged Care Therapeutic Interventions by Volunteers

The ACTIVe Program on the Acute Aged Care Ward at Royal Prince Alfred Hospital was designed to improve the hospital experience of older patients. Elderly hospitalised patients can experience a decline in their physical and mental abilities. This can make it difficult for them to fully recover from illness and return to their previous ability to function. Trained volunteers providing therapeutic interventions can reduce the consequences of delirium and assist in maintaining patient cognition and physical functioning. Volunteers play an...
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital
Added: 31 January 2012|Last updated: 10 October 2014
Boomerangs Parenting Program

Boomerangs Parenting Program

The Boomerangs Coolamon Parenting Program is based on the Circle of Security™ and Marte Meo programs. It aims to provide culturally appropriate camps/workshops that improve positive parenting outcomes.
Gunawirra
Added: 2 June 2009|Last updated: 8 October 2014

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