Falls prevention for healthcare providers

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Falls in older people – causes and prevention(external link) BPAC, NZ, 2010
Reducing harm from falls(external link) Health Quality & Safety Commission, NZ
Best practice guidelines for older people(external link) Falls Prevention Society, Australia
Does podiatry have a role to play in falls prevention?(external link) Hylton Menz, Musculoskeletal Research, Centre, Otago University, NZ, 2014



10 topics on reducing harm from falls

Topic 1 – falls in older people – the impacts(external link)
Topic 2 – which older person is at risk of falling? Ask, assess, act(external link)
Topic 3 – falls risk assessment – a multifactorial approach(external link)
Topic 4 – addressing risk factors in an individualised care plan(external link)
Topic 5 – safe environment and safe care are essential to prevent falls(external link)
Topic 6 – after a fall – what should happen?(external link)
Topic 7 – why hip fracture prevention and care matter(external link)
Topic 8 – medicines – balancing intended benefits and increased falls risk(external link)
Topic 9 – improving strength and balance to prevent falls(external link)
Topic 10 – an integrated approach to falls in older people – what part can you play?(external link)

Health Quality & Safety Commission, NZ

Improving falls and fracture service outcomes for older people prevention and rehabilitation – a story of change(external link)

Live stronger NZ

Live stronger for longer ask assess act consumer poster(external link)

Live stronger NZ

Live stronger for longer – ask, assess, act clinical staff poster(external link)

Live stronger NZ


In home strength and balance – exercise effectiveness criteria(external link)

Live stronger NZ


Falls prevention toolkit for clinicians(external link)

ACC, Health Quality & Safety Commission & BPAC, NZ

The timed up and go (TUG) test(external link)

Health Quality & Safety Commission, NZ

Falls prevention – Te ārai takanga(external link)

HQSC, NZ, 2019

Preventing falls in the elderly by Janet Parker

(Mobile Health, NZ, 2020)

Managing the patient with falls by Dr Ngaire Kerse

(The Goodfellow Unit, NZ, 2018)

Falls and fragility by Dr Shankar Sankaran

(The Goodfellow Unit, NZ, 2018)

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