Older people in hospital provides clinicians with evidence-based information and simple strategies to minimise the risk of functional decline for older people in hospital. It is underpinned by the principles of person-centred practice.

This resource is the third edition of the Best care for older people everywhere: the toolkit. It has been developed in collaboration with Victorian health services, the Clinical Leadership Group on Care of Older People in Hospital, the National Ageing Research Institute, and a number of subject matter experts.

The material included in Older people in hospital and the accompanying e-learning and audio visual resources are classified as informal learning opportunities. Professional health practitioners can choose to keep a detailed record of the number of hours spent on this site. This is classified as self-directed and Internet-based learning and contributes to the informal learning component of Continuing Professional Development required for ongoing accreditation.

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Older people in hospital is closely aligned with and can assist organisations to meet the National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

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