Stephanie Gettens
06 December 2017

A Spotlight on Falling to the Ground

Falls are a major cause of catastrophic injury for older people and can often result in hospitalisation and extended stays, putting them at further risk of falls. This engaging session gives a thorough overview of the standards relating to falls in older people as well as risk factors and evidence-based approaches to prevention.


Stephanie Gettens


Stephanie is a registered nurse and has a background in general medicine and trauma orthopaedics. Her interest in falls prevention resulted in a position as a falls resource nurse providing support and education to the staff and patients on falls prevention initiatives. This lead to a position as a Principal Project Officer where she is responsible for supporting and coordinating National Standard 8 - Preventing and Managing Pressure Injuries and Standard 10 – Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls for Queensland Hospital and Health Services. Stephanie has recently completed a Masters of Philosophy researching the impact falling has on patients’ in an acute care facility.


Kate Ayling22 Jun 2018
Interesting stats, worth a listen.

Stephen Dunk30 May 2018
very good

Jennifer Francis13 May 2018

Kerry Flude10 May 2018
Very practical

Jennifer Margaret Polglase10 May 2018
Well presented talk about falls and all key points covered thoroughly.

Nanette HAYNES08 May 2018
Very clearly presented- thank-you

Sarah Ashby08 May 2018
Easy listening

Shilpi katiyar06 May 2018
Good information

Wendy Nicol13 Apr 2018
Very interesting and I am able to take some of the information and put it into my nursing practise. Stephanie a very good presenter.

Lesley Lepp30 Mar 2018

Michele Selby25 Mar 2018
Excellent. Gives a lot of practical applications to prevent falls and improve nursing care.

Steven Walker24 Mar 2018
Very informative and practical. Lots of great statistical evidence and life experience tips. Excellent educator with sincere enthusiasm.

Jude Lowe05 Mar 2018
Fabulous presenter - used the slides as prompts, not a script

Ingrid Slattery23 Feb 2018
I recommend this education to other health professionals

Tracy Halliburton21 Feb 2018
Extremely practical and easy suggestions to implement. It has created and reinforced a greater awareness on falls, times and places they occur, and those patients at higher risk

Renu Renu04 Feb 2018
Learned new ideas to prevent fall of people especially aged peoples.This session was good.well explained with relevant examples that’s make this topic more cleared.

Hemaltha piyaratna02 Feb 2018
Excellent speaker.Valuble VLA

Marie Parker02 Feb 2018
Engaging speaker,excellent lecture with simple strategies for preventing falls

Fiona Le Cren01 Feb 2018
Great revision and also I needed information on the National Standards for Accrediation

Riza Magnaye23 Jan 2018

Angela Faulkner21 Jan 2018
Staffing levels must be a factor in falls.

Shananne Emma Field19 Jan 2018
Great session. Very informative, practical and gives simple yet effective strategies to provide better patient care and reduce falls.

lucy ventham17 Jan 2018
I found the speaker enthusiastic and engaging. Very passionate and will take back some ideas to my organisation to change and improve how we reduce and manage falls in our hospital

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