Fall prevention

April falls campaign from health quality and safety commission downloadable resources

ACC vitamin D  in Age-related residential care resources page includes information for families, patients, staff and prescribers

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   have developed a falls prevention approach called STEADI, which stands for Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries. STEADI is comprised of tools and educational materials for health care providers adapted from the American and British Geriatric Societies’ Clinical Practice Guidelines. Using STEADI, you will be able to, identify patients fall risk, their modifiable risk factors and offer effective interventions.

Falls risk assessment tool FRAT   4-item falls-risk screening tool for sub-acute and residential care.  Published in Australasian Journal on Ageing 28(3): 139-143). The FRAT has been distributed to approximately 400 agencies world wide.  The FRAT has three sections: Part 1 – falls risk status; Part 2 – risk factor checklist; and Part 3 – action plan. The complete tool (including instructions for use) is a complete falls risk assessment tool

Hawkes Bay aged related residential care project on falls and medication use.  Series of information related to medications, falls etc – free to access and use

Health Quality and Safety  commission falls prevention tools and quiz’s.  A falls assessment algorhythm and fall prevention tools kit booklet

ProFouND is a European network of resources focusing on falls prevention.  They aim to dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention via guidelines, communication resources.