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Falls Prevention: Home
QEII subject guide of Falls Prevention for QH staff
Falls prevention is about eliminating or reducing the risk of physical and psychological harm associated with falls in older people. It is also about providing older people with information about how to stay healthy, active, independent and on their feet. Every day, 133 older Queenslanders have a fall requiring medical attention, even though falls are mostly preventable. Falls have a big impact on mobility and independence, but there are steps that can be taken to reduce the risk.
To find information and resources about Falls prevention, please use the tabs to find BOOKS, DATABASES, JOURNALS and POINT OF CARE tools.
This Queensland Health (QH) guide was developed by the QEII Jubilee Hospital Library.
The Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service (PSQIS) is responsible for monitoring and supporting Hospital and Health Services (HHSs) to minimise patient harm, reduce unwarranted variations in health care and to achieve high-quality patient-centred care.
PSQIS also partners with consumers, clinicians, managers and executive to support HHS leadership teams to create or improve their patient safety and quality culture.