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Falls professional resources - Stay On Your Feet

The following resources provide guidelines, clinical tools and consumer resources for falls prevention and management and healthy active ageing for those who work with older.

To order the consumer resources including the BE SAFE inpatient brochure, Queensland Stay On Your Feet® Short Checklist, How to Stay On Your Feet® Long Checklist and the Ageing with vitality Guide and Workbook, see below:

Clinical Resources

Clinical Forms

Other Clinical Resources

Model Implementation Standard/Policy

Model guide for emergency department

Educational material

Queensland Stay On Your Feet Community Good Practice Guidelines

  • Queensland Stay On Your Feet® Community Good Practice Guidelines (PDF, 308KB)
    These  guidelines have been developed for professionals based on the latest evidence, program experience and evaluation of falls prevention strategies. They cover demographics, incidence, risk factors, awareness raising activities and falls prevention interventions.
    Download in sections:
    Section A - Cover page and contents
    Section B - Part 1 Purpose and Part 2 Population Ageing
    Section C - Part 3 Falls in Older Community-Dwelling People and Part 4 Guiding  Principles for Preventing Falls
    Section D - Part 5 Falls Risk Factors
    Section E - Part 6 Awareness Raising, Screening and Assessment of  Falls Risk
    Section F - Part 7 Interventions for Prevention of Falls and Falls Injury
    Section G - Part 8 Glossary, Part 9 References and  Part 10 Appendix A

Other Resources

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards (second edition)

Falls best practice guidelines

The Preventing Harm from Falls in Older People: Best practice guidelines by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare are recommended by our Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Service for falls prevention.

Community falls prevention resources

The following resources provide guidelines for falls prevention and healthy active ageing for those who work with older people in the community. Additional resources, including Queensland Stay On Your Feet® checklists are available.

Queensland Stay On Your Feet Finding Your Feet

Finding Your Feet Facilitators Manual (PDF, 1.38MB)
Finding Your Feet is a group-based mobility, balance and falls prevention program combining structured physical activity and education sessions, and is designed for people who have had a fall, are afraid of falling, or report loss of confidence in their daily activities.

Download in sections:
Section A - Cover page and contents
Section B - Sessions 1 and 2
Section C - Sessions 3 and 4
Section D - Sessions 5 and 6
Section E - Session 7, Certificate of Achievement and Resources

Older couple sitting togetherStay On Your Feet® Image Library
Queensland Health has a 'healthy active ageing' image library that contains images that can be used in publications and other media free of charge, providing appropriate acknowledgement is given (for example: © Queensland Health).

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Falls prevention strategies, policies and plans

Key falls prevention strategy documents prepared by federal, state and local governments and other major organisations can be found on the Toolkit webpage.

Queensland seniors strategies

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Last updated: 21 September 2021