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Sandy Blake, director of nursing at Whanganui DHB with significant experience in patient safety, describes the role of clinical leadership in driving quality improvement in reducing harm from falls.
Ocean Shores Village in Mt Maunganui were treated to a visit and performance from the world's oldest dance troupe Hip Op-eration, for winning the Commission's competition to create a fun and innovative video about strength and balance exercises.
Residents at Mt Maunganui’s Ocean Shores Village must have some fantastic (non-slip) dancing shoes, which have seen them win the Health Quality & Safety Commission’s falls video competition.
The fifth Open for better care campaign topic, Stand up to falls, has now finished. It had a strong focus on the benefits of an integrated approach to falls prevention and encouraging providers to work together with their primary and community care partne
The Health Quality & Safety Commission would like to congratulate Faye Logan at Canterbury District Health Board, who has won the Commission's limerick competition.
Out damned clutter! competition winners announced
As a primary care practitioner I am delighted to see the expansion of the falls programme into the community.
Nelson couple Archie and Joyce are great examples of how strength and balance exercises can help prevent falls and enable older people to keep their independence.
The Health Quality & Safety Commission, in association with bpacnz, has developed the Stay Independent Falls Prevention Toolkit for Clinicians and the Ask, assess, act pocketcard to aid primary care teams in assessment of an individual's risk of falling.
Have you got what it takes to make an entertaining, educational-style exercise video? Star in a video promoting safe exercise for older people and be in to win!