Archive for the ‘Falls’ Category

Older Adult Injuries – Summit session recap

By • December 4th, 2017

The ‘Older Adult Injury’ panel session at the Injury Prevention Summit provided an opportunity for health professionals working with older adults to exchange practical information and ideas. A recurring theme was the importance of a holistic, person-centred approach to the health of older adults. Statistically, falls make up the largest proportion of older adult injuries,more…

Royal Perth Hospital falls admissions

By • October 26th, 2017

As the designated provider of major trauma services for adults in Western Australia, Royal Perth Hospital treat approximately 80 per cent of Western Australia’s major trauma cases. To assist in patient care, resource planning, evaluation and research, the Royal Perth Hospital Trauma Registry (RPH-TR) collates and reports on injury data. The RPH-TR recently released themore…

WA Health and Wellbeing Survey: Injury specific focus

By • October 25th, 2017

Injuries greatly impact the population and health of the West Australian (WA) community, with 561,182 hospitalisations occurring in 2011 to 2015 due to an external cause1. The following provides an overview of the findings from the 2016 WA Health and Wellbeing Survey with a focus on injuries and falls specific injuries. In 2016, 5,865 Westernmore…

Older Adult Injuries: The Incidence and Cost of Injury in WA recap.

By • September 22nd, 2017
Older Adult Injuries: The Incidence and Cost of Injury in WA recap.

Just over 50 health and community professionals from around Western Australia joined Know Injury for the Older Adult Injuries: The Incidence and Cost of Injury in WA seminar on Thursday 7 September.  The event was the third in the series of seminars detailing components of the Department of Health’s report, Incidence and Costs of Injurymore…

GrassRoots Falls Festival Call for Abstracts is Open!

By • July 4th, 2016

Do you deliver a Grassroots falls prevention program? The organising committee of the 2nd Grassroots Falls Festival (Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia, 16th / 17th February, 2017) invites you to submit an abstract to share your valuable knowledge with other health professionals dedicated to preventing falls and harm caused from falls. The Injury Controlmore…

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