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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


Information Flyers


Posters


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 - Link



Useful websites:


National Prescribing Service 

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

They have good information about keeping an up to date medication list - Link


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


Taking a best possible medication history - Link

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 - Link