COURSES IN INJURY AND FALLS PREVENTION RUN BY THE GEORGE INSTITUTE FOR GLOBAL HEALTH AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SYDNEY.
One-semester online course in Falls Prevention and the Older Person
Semester commenced: Monday 25 July, 2016
This one-semester online unit will teach students about the principles of falls prevention and falls injury prevention in the older person, with a focus on the practical aspects of these principles.
Two-day workshop in Injury Prevention
Friday 14th and Monday 17th October, 2016
Venue: The University of Sydney
This introductory level course is a two-day workshop covering principles of injury prevention, policy and practice, and injury-specific content.
FALLS PREVENTION CONFERENCE
The Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society hosted the 7th Biennial Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Conference at:
Melbourne Park Function Centre (Tennis Centre), Melbourne
27th – 29th November 2016
The conference showcased the latest research outcomes, program implementation, training, and policy and planning innovations in falls prevention in Australia, New Zealand and internationally.
“Melbourne 2016: The Grand Slam of Falls Prevention”.
Missed a workshop or seminar?
View the video and powerpoint presentations below.
2016 NSW Falls Prevention Network Forum
PDFs of the Presentations are now available on the NSW Falls Prevention Network website at:http://fallsnetwork.neura.edu.au/events/2016-events/
The plenary sessions were web streamed and recorded and you can still access the recorded web stream at:
Part 1: https://youtu.be/M1RUrcZdFi8
Part 2: https://youtu.be/8HMdExOKbXA
Previous NSW Falls Prevention Network Events
Links to past events can be accessed from this webpage: http://fallsnetwork.neura.edu.au/events/
NSW Falls Prevention Program | Clinical Excellence Commission (CEC) falls prevention videos:
Suzanne Archer’s Fall Journey (September 2014) – Suzanne is an artist and shares her story following a fall at home. Click to view
Staying Active and Healthy (October 2013) – Home-based balance and strength exercises to help prevent falls. Click to view
Best Practice Falls Prevention in the Acute Setting
30 April 2012
Assoc Prof Terry Haines
Powerpoint presentation (PDF)
Gait Speed and Falls
Presenter: Gill Bartley
Date: 8 March 2011 (Prospect), repeated 22 March (Elizabeth)
Gait Speed and Falls Presentation
The 4th Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention
Society Conference, Dunedin NZ
Date: 21-23rd November 2010.
Managing risk of falls in people with delirium and dementia workshop SA Health
Date: 22nd March 2010
The keynote speaker was Associate Professor Dr Jacqueline Close from University of NSW. This presentation was of interest to a variety of health professionals who work in acute, community or residential aged care and are interested in reducing falls rates in this challenging client group.
Mark Dallman, Royal Adelaide Hospital –
Delirium Management in the Acute Setting. – Living the D.R.E.A.M.
Michael Filsell, Senior Physiotherapist, Eldercare –
Managing falls risk among residents with dementia
Jenny Ridge, CNAHS Mental Health Directorate – Manual Handling, OHS –
Observations and ideas from experience
Dr Shylie Mackintosh, UniSA –
Preventing falls among older Italians with Dementia attending a Day Respite program;