Cover image for lecture: A Spotlight on Falling to the Ground

Lecture Overview

Falls are a major cause of catastrophic injury for older people and can often result in hospitalisation and extended stays, putting them at further risk of falls. This engaging session gives a thorough overview of the standards relating to falls in older people as well as risk factors and evidence-based approaches to prevention.


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Stephanie Gettens

Stephanie is a registered nurse and has a background in general medicine and trauma orthopaedics. Her interest in falls prevention resulted in a position as a falls resource nurse providing support and education to the staff and patients on falls prevention initiatives. This lead to a position as a Principal Project Officer where she is responsible for supporting and coordinating National Standard 8 - Preventing and Managing Pressure Injuries and Standard 10 – Preventing Falls and Harm from Falls for Queensland Hospital and Health Services. Stephanie has recently completed a Masters of Philosophy researching the impact falling has on patients’ in an acute care facility.




19 Total Rating(s)

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Junhui Gu
22 Nov 2018

Great information

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Travis Simms
27 Sep 2018

Great content delivered in a clear, concise manner.

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Kate Ayling
22 Jun 2018

Interesting stats, worth a listen.

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Stephen Dunk
30 May 2018

very good

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Jennifer Francis
13 May 2018


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Kerry Flude
10 May 2018

Very practical

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Jennifer Margaret Polglase
10 May 2018

Well presented talk about falls and all key points covered thoroughly.

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Nanette HAYNES
08 May 2018

Very clearly presented- thank-you

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Sarah Ashby
08 May 2018

Easy listening

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Shilpi katiyar
06 May 2018

Good information