A Spotlight on Falling to the Ground

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Lecture Overview

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.


Portrait of Stephanie Gettens
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. See Educator Profile

CPD41m of CPD
First Published08 January 2018
Updated08 January 2018
06 December 2019
Patient Safety
Occupational Health and Safety
Aged Care
Residential Aged Care
Palliative Care
Perioperative Nursing
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