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  1. Falls

    30 Nov 2016

    Falls can cause injury and functional decline. Many falls can be prevented; so we all need to be aware of our patients’ falls risks and respond appropriately...

  2. Falls prevention

    01 Mar 2017

    Victorian health care services can use resources to assess the risks associated with falls, and then identify ways of addressing those risks...

  3. Falls in hospital

    13 May 2016

    Falls contribute to longer stay, functional decline and may trigger residential aged care admission. Every person in hospital has risk factors for falling...

  4. Identifying falls risks

    13 May 2016

    Screening can determine whether a person has a low or high risk of falls and assessment of risk can inform the development of prevention strategies...

  5. Further information - falls

    13 May 2016

    Educational and information resources available on preventing and managing falls in older people in hospital...

  6. Falls prevention in hospital

    13 May 2016

    Falls are a complex problem but with identification of causes and risk factors, many strategies can help reduce the risk of falls for older people in hospital...

  7. Falls prevention evidence and resources

    09 Dec 2015

    Healthcare providers in Victoria can find evidence and research on preventing falls. Evidence is available from interstate and from overseas...

  8. Falls, mobility and self-care

    19 Dec 2016

    Older people presenting to hospital with a fall or mobility problems are at risk of functional decline. Identifying and responding to their needs is essential to preventing this...

  9. Falls prevention tools

    09 Dec 2015

    A range of tools are available to health care providers and services, to help prevent older Victorians from falling...

  10. Responding to falls

    13 May 2016

    If a patient falls in hospital, review their risk status and refer to your health service’s policies and procedures for post-fall management guidelines...