December 2020 | Issue 6
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NSW Fall Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network Launch Webinar
Friday 11th December 12.30pm - 1.30pm AEDT
Join us as we celebrate the launch of the NSW Fall Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network.
Formerly known as the NSW Falls Prevention Network we have refocused our purpose to preventing falls and fall-related injury within a broader scope of healthy ageing. This webinar will provide an introduction on the partnership between the NSW Fall Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network and the Clinical Excellence Commision (CEC), an overview of the new direction of the Network, our vision and purpose, the reveal of our new logo and a demonstration of our new website and E-learning platform.
Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society
Pain, Balance and Falls In Older Adults
Wednesday 9th December 1.30pm - 2.30pm AEDT
Institute for Musculoskeletal Health & Australian & New Zealand Falls Prevention Society
The Research Power Hour: Professor Sallie Lamb
Thursday 17th December 8.00am - 9.00am AEDT
Overview of A Randomised Trial of a Multifactorial Strategy to Prevent Serious Fall Injuries (Bhasin et al, N Engl J Med 2020; 383:129-140)
Cameron Hicks, NeuRA
The Strategies to Reduce Injuries and Develop Confidence in Elders (STRIDE) is a cluster-randomised trial to determine the clinical effectiveness of a patient-centred intervention in primary care settings on serious fall injuries in older people. It implemented an evidence-based, multifactorial, individually tailored intervention led by specially trained nurses in primary care settings on serious fall injuries in people aged 70+ years. This overview summarises the characteristics of the trial, the intervention and it's implementation, the main findigs as well as the authors thoughts from the paper as to why the trial was not effective.
The NSW Fall Prevention and Healthy Ageing Network recently conducted a workshop for preventing falls in older adults at Goodwin Retirement Village.
Preventing Falls in Older Adults Workshop
The workshop was attended by 16 staff members consisting of registered nurses, physiotherapists, physiotherapist assitants, exercise physiologists, occupational therapists and leisure and lifestyle staff members.
This workshop provided an opportunity for staff to learn about the latest evidence in fall prevention including risk factors and interventions to prevent falls. It also included time for discussion on how the care facility could provide further training for staff and safe exercise classes to residents as well as practical sessions in order to accomplish this.
The feedback for the event was very positive and will allow us to further develop this course into the future.
Screening and Intervention to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Older People
Lamb SE, Bruce J, Hossain A, Ji C, Longo R, Lall R, Bojke C, Hulme C, Withers E, Finnegan S, Sheridan R. New England journal of medicine. 2020 Nov 5;383(19):1848-59.
Our vision is to lead the way in fall prevention and other healthy ageing initiatives by harnessing expert knowledge and being collaborative in all we do.
We work closely with researchers, policy makers, health practitioners and community service providers in the development and promotion of healthy ageing services and programs with a focus on preventing falls and fall-related injury.
Our purpose is to support practitioners to improve the lives of older Australians through healthy ageing initiatives with a focus on preventing falls and fall-related injuries.
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