Manchester University have kindly shared their ‘Keeping Well at Home Booklet’ which the Network has adapted for NSW during COVID-19. It includes tips for staying active as well as looking after our mental health. Keeping Well at Home Booklet – Includes home based exercises
The presentations from the NSW Falls Prevention Network Falls Forum are now available to be viewed along with the presentation slides. They can be found by clicking on events and going to 2020 events.
The recording of the webinar Stay Safe, Communicate – Preventing falls through self-management with A/Prof Kim Delbaere is now available to be viewed. Questions that were not answered live have also now been answered and are now available.
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The NSW Falls Prevention Network is excited to be hosting a webinar with A/Prof Kim Delbaere on preventing falls through self-management.
This presentation will explore the use of novel methods for delivery of quality healthcare to increase effectiveness and reach of health services. It will describe a range of eHealth interventions aimed at improving balance, cognitive function, well-being and health literacy.
Kim Delbaere is a Principal Research Scientist and Director of Innovation & Translation of the Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre at Neuroscience Research Australia, and Associate Professor at University of New South Wales, Sydney. Kim Delbaere is a Principal Research Scientist at Neuroscience Research Australia, and Associate Professor at University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is supported by the National Health and Medical Research Council since 2012. Her research has contributed to the understanding of physical, psychological and cognitive factors causing falls. Her multidisciplinary approach incorporates elements from physiotherapy, psychology, brain imaging and software engineering towards preventing falls and promoting healthy ageing.
You can register for the webinar here
Stay Safe. Communicate.
The key to safety is communication. Communicate every shift, every risk, every change, every time.
This year the focus for April Falls is: Stay Safe. Communicate.
Promoting Communication between staff and between staff and patient, family and/or carers.
Staff have the opportunity to communicate individual patient fall safety risks between multi-disciplinary teams at safety huddles, clinical bedside handover, post fall huddles and intentional rounding.
Fall safety risks include: cognition, delirium, mobility status, personal care/toileting, poor vision and environmental factors.
Communicating with patients is also important, they also need to understand their safety risks in hospital. Staff are encouraged to discuss these with patients, families and/or carers and how they will be managed in hospital.