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Falls Prevention

The most common cause of injuries among seniors in Canada is a fall. 

Falls are one of the most complex injury issues facing seniors. The Region is committed to a safe care environment and has made falls prevention one of its safety priorities. There is a regional falls reduction working group consisting of inter-disciplinary health care team members across the continuum that strive to research and provide current best practice resources throughout the region. 

View our educational and information material on these pages.

Are You in the LOOP?

Have you joined the National Fall Prevention Community of Practice - LOOP?
LOOP allows you to access to resources, FREE upcoming and archived webinars.  If you did not participate in the Post Fall Webinar there is still a chance. The next webinar to be held on May 14, 2019 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (10:00 AM Central Time - Saskatchewan) will be on "Traumatic Head Injuries".
Dr. Robinovitch, Professor at Simon Fraser University, will discuss how we are using eevidence from videos of real-life falls in older adults who live in long-term care, to guide the design of strategies to reduce the risk for fall-related head impact and injury. Webinar participants will learn about clinical, physical and situational factors that affect risk for fall-related head impact, and about how our understanding of these factors informs novel methods for simulating falls and evaluating protective headgear, and recommendations for practices and programs that target head injury prevention.

Get connected at  https://www.fallsloop.com

*What's New? 

1. NEW- Bed Safety & Entrapment Prevention Video for LTC

2. Working Together to Prevent Falls and Related Injuries - New!

3. Post Fall Processes in LTC. Daphne Kemp Presents on the National Community of Practice for Fall Prevention. Click here to view the video.

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5. Brain Blast March 2019

Darcy McIntyre and Daphne Kemp Fall Prevention Coordinators from North Battleford and Saskatoon participated in Brain Blast at Saskatoon City Hospital on March 17th to promote safety relating to Falls and our Brain.  Brain Injuries from falls can cause serious injury.  Brain injuries can impact all ages. 

 

 

 

Members of the Fall Prevention Team with the Saskatchewan Health Authority participated in the Nutrien Fire Works Festival - SGI Safety Fair at the end of August, on the Saskatoon River Bank, to engage the community on Fall Prevention Safety.  The interactive display provided hands on learning and information geared to help people of all ages to address safety for themselves and those around them as we, "all have a role to play." The Team had their very own Youth Safety Super Hero on hand to provide peers with stickers, tattoos, and color pages. It was great way to engage the public and promote the upcoming Fall Prevention Month which is in November.

 

 

Last Modified: Thursday, May 2, 2019 |
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