NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum 2018
Where: Wesley Conference Centre When: Friday 11th May 2018
More information coming soon
Tri-Nations Falls Forum
A very successful Tri-Nations Falls Forum was held on Monday 18th September, attended by 170 participants from throughout NSW. Presentations provided an overview of leading better value care: falls in hospital program as well as lessons learnt from patient safety struggles and successes, falls prevention in health and social care in the UK, reduction of fractured hips in New Zealand hospitals, falls to frailty assessment, whole of systems approach to falls and fracture management in New Zealand. Afternoon presentations provided information on community falls prevention evidence based interventions, fear of falling and falls prevention as well as establishing pathways and processes to implement and sustain evidence-based fall prevention in primary care. Guest presenters included: From the UK: Dr Frances Healey, Deputy Director, Patient Safety, National Health Service (NHS) Ms Julie Windsor,Patient Safety Clinical lead, Medical Specialties/Older people, NHS From New Zealand: Ms Sandy Blake, Clinical Lead, Reducing Harm from Falls Programme, Health Quality and Safety Commission Mr Jon Buchan, Portfolio Manager, Maternal Child and Youth Health, Whanganui District Health Board Ms Carmela Petagna, Senior Portfolio Manager, Quality Improvement programmes, Health Quality and Safety Commission From Australia:
Professor Stephen Lord, Senior Principal Research Fellow, Falls, Balance and Injury Research Centre (FBIRC), NeuRA Professor Cathie Sherrington, Ageing and Physical Disability Program, Musculoskeletal Health, School of Public Health, The University of Sydney Professor Lindy Clemson, NHMRC Career Development Research Fellow, Team Leader of Ageing, Participation & Safety Research Team, The University of Sydney Associate Professor Kim Delbaere, Principal Research Scientist, FBIRC, NeuRA Dr Harvey Lander, Director Systems Improvement Directorate, Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) Dr Deborah Brown, Director, Collaboratives, CEC Ms Lorraine Lovitt, Lead, NSW Falls Prevention Program, CEC
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) Ladder safety matters national campaign (includes short videos of people who have fallen off ladders and those who have treated them and are looking after them, also brochure and poster
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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