Acute Care


Evidence Based Guideline

Hospital Resources

      • CEC Hospital Falls Package– The CEC NSW Falls Prevention Program has developed the CEC Hospital Package of resources to assist Local Health Districts/Networks with the implementation of the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (NSQHSS) Standard 10: Preventing falls and harm from falls.
      • Watch video recording by Dr Julia Poole to support the NSQHSS Standard 10: Preventing falls and harm from falls:

– 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

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.

Staff Education

      • Falls Prevention Education Resource The aim of this resource is to facilitate staff to discuss common fall events on their wards and take action to prevent them.There are 4, fall case studies of varying severity that are highlighted in this package; they are examples of actual fall events that have occurred in hospital. Following the fall event is the post fall procedures and an alternative approach to prevent the fall. The information is based on the Safety and Quality Council Best Practice Guidelines for Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls in older people, 2005 and actual Fall events recorded in the NSW Health Incident Information Management System (IIMS).

Falls Risk Screening Tools

Patient/family/carer information

Falls Prevention Equipment

      • The Independent Living Centre provides information and advice on equipment for independence in everyday living, communication, mobility, home modifications and community services and have a large searchable database.