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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 April 2021
Post falls assessments are attended by nurses after patients have a fall in the St George Hospital emergency department.
St George Hospital
Added: 16 September 2019|Last updated: 20 April 2021
This project aims to improve the delivery of care to hip fracture patients at St Vincent's Hospital Sydney (SVHS). Standardisation of care processes will lead to improved patient flow, patient experience and staff satisfaction.
St Vincent's Hospital
Added: 5 November 2020|Last updated: 12 November 2020
This project is designed to improve falls prevention in a medical ward in an acute care facility. It identifies the causes of inpatient falls to provide strategies in response.
Sutherland Hospital and Community Health Service
Added: 17 September 2019|Last updated: 1 October 2019
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
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
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
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