Mental Health and Falls Prevention Workshop - 24th August 2017
A very successful inaugural Mental Health and Falls Prevention workshop was held on the 24th August at NeuRA with over 100 participants from throughout NSW as well as Victoria and South Australia working in acute and sub-acute as well as community and residential aged care settings. Presentations included a summary of the research,falls prevention and benchmarking in SMHSOP (Specialist Mental Health Service for Older People), falls prevention initiatives in mental health settings including safety huddles, Stepping On and other strategies, risk factors such as sarcopaenia and nutrition as well as alcohol and mental health were also addressed. The sessions were web-streamed and recorded and the PDFs of the presentations are available at http://fallsnetwork.neura.edu.au/events/
The Australasian Delirium Association presents a Masterclass with Professor Sharon Inouye, Professor of Medicine, Harvard Director, Aging Brain Center Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
Professor Inouye is the pre-eminent delirium expert in the world. She developed the Confusion Assessment Method (CAM), the first diagnostic tool for delirium and also HELP (Hospital Elder Life Program), the first multi-component intervention for delirium. She will be one of the presenters at this delirium workshop which also includes Professor Agar, Professor of Palliative Medicine, Centre for Cardiovascular and Chronic Care, UTS, Associate Professor Teodorczuk, Old Age Psychiatrist and Griffiths University, Associate Professor Gideon Caplan, Director Post Acute Care Services and Director of Geriatric medicine at Prince of Wales Hospital, Ms Sally-Anne Ehms, the ReViVe Coordinator at Prince of Wales hospital a program based on the HELP model, Ms Anne Cumming, Principal Advisor, Cognitive Impairment with the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care. For further information go to delirium.org.au or click on the link below. There is a cost to attend this masterclass ($250).
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