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FIPC research projects - Queensland Stay On Your Feet®

The Stay On Your Feet® Falls Injury Prevention Collaborative (FIPC) is committed to supporting research into the delivery of falls prevention initiatives to Queenslanders across the health-care continuum in the community, aged-care facilities and hospitals. We take a collaborative approach to research, bringing together doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, patients and the community to work toward a common goal – reducing the burden of falls among older Queenslanders and making a positive contribution to maintaining their health and wellbeing.

Current FIPC research projects

Completed FIPC research projects

  • Falls Specialist Officer Project: Evaluates the role of Falls Specialist Officers (FSO) working in hospitals to deliver education, training and support to frontline staff on best practice strategies for falls prevention

  • Falls Clinic Project: Evaluates a hospital-based falls clinic and two community-based falls clinics established in a South-East Queensland Health Service District

  • Area Falls Safety Officer Project: Evaluated a trial of a workforce enhancement strategy at an Area Health Service level to support and coordinate evidence based falls prevention implementation across the health continuum

  • Low-low Bed Project: Evaluated the effectiveness of developing a policy for the use of a low-low bed for patients at high risk of falls

  • Wide-Bay Burnett Pilot Project: Evaluated cost-effective and sustainable interventions aimed at reducing falls and subsequent injury among people aged 60 years and over who were living in the general Wide-Bay Burnett area

Other Projects

Last updated: 3 October 2012