16 Feb 2015 | Reducing Harm from Falls
There is growing interest in the sector about plans for April Falls 2015. While falls prevention for in-patient settings and aged care is an ongoing priority for the Health Quality & Safety Commission, the spotlight will also shift to focus on older people in primary care and community care settings. This is a great opportunity to look at how well our falls prevention initiatives are integrated across all care settings.
Preparations for April Falls activities are well underway and soon we’ll provide the sector with information on how the Commission intends to support local and/or regional promotions.
In the meantime, brush up on your falls knowledge (try our 10 topics in reducing harm from falls and Focus on Falls, Issue #1) and prepare to participate in our third annual April Falls quiz and survey. You also might like to connect with your falls prevention networks and think about whether you will align your activities regionally, or work locally in areas of most importance to you.
Reducing harm from falls will again be the focus of the Open for better care national patient safety campaign from April to September 2015, and we have some exciting developments in store for partnering with primary and secondary care. Falls is everyone’s business so there is plenty of scope to work across the sector in a joined up approach. Watch this space as more information comes to hand on our theme for April Falls and the campaign focus: ‘Stand up to falls’!