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Focus on Falls – Issue 4, December 2015

PUBLICATION: 16 Dec 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

Issue 4 of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people.

Hip Op-eration performance a hit at Ocean Shores Village

NEWS: 7 Dec 2015, Falls

Ocean Shores Village in Mt Maunganui were treated to a visit and performance from the world's oldest dance troupe Hip Op-eration, for winning the Commission's competition to create a fun and innovative video about strength and balance exercises.

Hip Op-eration heads to Mt Maunganui

NEWS: 11 Nov 2015, Falls

Residents at Mt Maunganui’s Ocean Shores Village must have some fantastic (non-slip) dancing shoes, which have seen them win the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s falls video competition.

Debate on polypharmacy in older people

PUBLICATION: 6 Nov 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

Recording of the Health Quality & Safety Commission's debate on polypharmacy in older people, held on 30 October 2015.

Stand up to falls campaign topic comes to an end

NEWS: 27 Oct 2015, Falls

The fifth Open for better care campaign topic, Stand up to falls, has now finished. It had a strong focus on the benefits of an integrated approach to falls prevention and encouraging providers to work together with their primary and community care partne

Webinar panel debate 30 October: Polypharmacy in older people

NEWS: 12 Oct 2015, Health Quality Intelligence

Following the August 2015 update of the polypharmacy in older people domain of the Atlas of Healthcare Variation, the Health Quality & Safety Commission and the Atlas Steering Group are hosting a panel debate on the topic.

Falls prevention toolkit for clinicians aids integrated approach

NEWS: 7 Sep 2015, Falls

The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in association with bpacnz, has developed the Stay Independent Falls Prevention Toolkit for Clinicians and the Ask, assess, act pocketcard to aid primary care teams in assessment of an individual's risk of falling.

Waikato DHB shows support for falls prevention

NEWS: 4 Aug 2015, Falls

Fall prevention continues to be a patient safety priority for Waikato District Health Board, with the aim of reducing the number of falls resulting in harm for patients.

Stay independent falls prevention toolkit for clinicians

PUBLICATION: 10 Jul 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

The stay independent toolkit for clinicians comprises a booklet, a poster suitable for waiting room display and a consumer brochure which encourages older people to self-assess their falls risk and follow that with a conversation with their health profess

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Working closely with ACC the Reducing Harm from Falls programme is focusing on harm in community settings.

Falls wall a multidisciplinary team effort

NEWS: 9 Jul 2015, Falls

A wall promoting falls prevention efforts at Counties Manukau Health's Middlemore Hospital was a multidisciplinary team effort, says patient safety manager Jacqueline Ryan.

July 2015 'Focus on Falls' out now

NEWS: 6 Jul 2015, Reducing Harm from Falls

The July 2015 issue of Focus on Falls, a quarterly publication for everyone interested in understanding and preventing falls in older people, is now available online.