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2014 April Falls Day

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Medicate right to stay upright

A day for your Health Service to promote Falls Prevention messages to:

  • Staff and Patients,
  • Families and Carers,
  • Community Services and
  • General Community.

The Theme for 2014 April Falls Day® is Falls Prevention and Medications

Resources available:

Logos

New - Falls PreventionApril Falls Day® 2014 - JPG ~ 200Kb
New - Falls Prevention Falls Prevention is everyone's business® - PNG ~ 7Kb

Information Flyers

Posters

New - Falls Prevention Medicate right to stay upright - PDF ~ 399kb

Presentations:

  • Hospital - Medicate right to stay upright - April Falls Day® 2014 - PDF ~ 2.0Mb
  • Community Care: Medicate right to stay upright - April Falls Day® 2014 - PDF ~ 949kb
  • Residential Care: Falls Prevention in Residential Care - General Falls Prevention information for Residential Care Staff - April Falls Day® 2014 - PDF ~ 2.0Mb
  • Residential Care: Medicate right to stay upright - April Falls Day® 2014 - PDF ~ 2.0Mb
  • Community Care: Medicate right to stay upright - April Falls Day® 2014 - Falls Prevention information for over 65 year olds - PDF ~ 1.5Mb

CEC Hospital Package

The NSW Falls Prevention Program has put together resources to assist local health districts meet NSQHS Standard 10: Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls - http://www.cec.health.nsw.gov.au/programs/falls-prevention/resources-hospital

 

Useful websites:

National Prescribing Service - www.nps.org.au

NPS MedicineWise is an independent, not-for-profit and evidence based organisation, that helps enable better decisions about medicines and medical tests.

They have good information about keeping an up to date medication list - www.nps.org.au/conditions-and-topics/topics/how-to-be-medicinewise/managing-your-medicines/medicines-list

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care (ACSQHC)

Taking a best possible medication history - www.safetyandquality.gov.au/our-work/medication-safety/medication-reconciliation/taking-a-best-possible-medication-history/

ACSQHC has put together this training video about taking a Best Possible Medication History. It guides clinicians on how to obtain an accurate and complete medication history.

It can be accessed via the Commission's You Tube site - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc5jFuba6CI