Acute Care


Evidence Based Guideline

Hospital Resources

Case Studies on how to complete a falls risk screening and management plan

– Post Fall Guide

– Falls audits and resources

Supporting resources are available from the CEC NSW Falls Prevention Program

Sit Up, Get Dressed and Keep Moving
University Hospital of North Midlands (UHNM) and the British Geriatrics Society have relaunched the ‘Sit Up, Get Dressed and Keep Moving’ campaign which aims to help healthcare professionals recognise the long term effects of deconditioning, implement simple measures to prevent it, and educate patients and carers about the importance of remaining active during hospital admission and following discharge.

Further Sit Up, Get Dressed and Keep Moving resources developed courtesy of the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
Staying Active in Hospital A4
Pyjama Paralysis
EndPJparalysis challenge
Own Clothes
FAQStaying Active in Hospital
end PJ paralysis

Cognitive Impairment

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare (ACSQHC)

A better way to care: Safe and high quality care for patients with cognitive impairment (dementia and delirium) in hospital

The commission has produced three resources to guide health service managers, clinicians and consumers in improving care of people with cognitive impairment.

Delirium Clinical Care Standard

This standard and accompanying resources provide guidance to consumers, clinicians and health services on delivering appropriate care to people at risk of, or with, delirium

Care of the Confused Hospitalised Older Persons program (CHOPs)

This website provides resources for the appropriate care of older people with confusion in hospital including identification and management of delirium and a range of educational videos.

Dementia Collaborative Research Centre

This website has a range dementia resources including tools, reports, publications and presentations on dementia.

Dementia Australia

This website has a range of resources for health professionals,families, carers and people with dementia, there are a range of help sheets with practical strategies for commonly raised issues in dementia.

Falls Risk Screening Tools

Patient/family/carer information

      • Staying active and on your feet– A useful booklet for patients and their carers produced by NSW Department of Health (downloads available in Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Greek, Italian and Vietnamese.Order booklet (English only). A maximum of 5 may be ordered.
      • Falls prevention flyers – produced by the CEC NSW Falls Prevention Program and available in a number of community languages.

Falls Prevention Equipment

      • Assisted Technology Australia provides information and advice on equipment for independence in everyday living, communication, mobility, home modifications and community services and have a large searchable database.