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Falls professional resources - Stay On Your Feet

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.

Clinical Resources

Clinical Forms

Model Implementation Standard/Policy

Model guide for emergency department

National Safety and Quality Health Service Standards

Queensland Stay On Your Feet Community Good Practice Guidelines

  • Queensland Stay On Your Feet® Community Good Practice Guidelines (PDF 3.0 MB)
    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
  • Falls management and prevention referral checklistQueensland Health has developed a best practice referral checklist to facilitate better management of older people who have had falls while living in the community. The checklist assists health professionals to refer older people to suitable health care providers from different disciplines and agencies. The checklist is consistent with Queensland Health's Falls Prevention Best Practice Guidelines for Public Hospitals and State Government Residential Aged Care Facilities (2003), and was developed by the Brisbane South Centre for Health Service Integration as part of the Falls Management and Prevention Project.  
    How to use the Referral Checklist
    Referral Checklist

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Online Education and Research

Other 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 1.38 MB)
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 acknowledgment is given (for example: © Queensland Health).
 Cover of the slips, trips and fall prevention bookletSlips, trips and fall prevention A Queensland Government guide to falls risk management for employers, employees and clients.

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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: 9 February 2016