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Practitioner resources

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Communities of practice

Loop

Loop is a free, bilingual online platform that brings together practitioners, caregivers, researchers, older adult groups and policy planners working for the health and independence of older adults through fall prevention. 

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Continuing education

Fall Prevention Webinars

The Fall Prevention Community of Practice provides a list of archived webinars on topics related to fall prevention on the Senior's Health Knowledge Network's YouTube channel.

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SAIL Fall Prevention Program

The Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) fall prevention program is an evidence-based fall prevention training program designed for community health workers (CHWs) and home health professionals (HHPs) who provide support to clients who receive home support services.

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Step Ahead to Falls Prevention in Older Adults

An e-learning module for health care providers, caregivers and individuals who provide care to older adults.

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Hip Protectors Video

An educational video created by Fraser Health Authority which provides information to practitioners about hip protectors.

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Effective Organizations

This website has resources to help practitioners who are organizing an event or working with partners. The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) website hosts an online publications catalogue with a section dedicated to materials on effective organizations, communication, leadership, organizational behaviour, problem solving, volunteerism, etc. 

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Guides, guidelines and reports

Senior's Falls In Canada Second Report

This Report provides policy makers, researchers, community programmers and practitioners with current national information to prevent falls among seniors. 

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Cost of Injury in Canada

This Report quantifies the cost of injury to Canadian children, families, our health care system, and to Canadian society.

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NewPost-Falls Review

The Alberta Health Services Post-Falls Review describes the elements that are required to develop a falls risk management strategy in support of patient safety and quality improvement. It is intended to be used by operational units (sites/programs/facilities) in their strategy development.

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NewFalls Prevention Audit

The tool is designed for use in Acute, Long-Term, and Home Care, Supportive Living and Rehab and was developed to allow organizations to assess the quality of their falls prevention and injury reduction practices and determine the areas requiring quality improvement(s).

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NewHealthy Aging Through Fall Prevention Among Older Aboriginal People

A summary of a two-day symposium exploring the elements of an Aboriginal approach to Fall Prevention.

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Assessment and Prevention of of falls in older people

A comprehensive guide to assessment and prevention of falls in older people.This document is for healthcare and other professionals and staff who care for older people who are at risk of falling. 

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Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult

Guidelines developed by the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) to increase all nurses’ confidence, knowledge, skills and abilities in the identification of adults within health care facilities at risk of falling and to define interventions for the prevention of falling. 

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Occupational therapy in the prevention and management of falls in adults

The aim of this practice guideline is to provide specific evidence-based recommendations that describe the most appropriate care or action to be taken by occupational therapists working with adults who have fallen, are at risk of falling or are fearful of falling.

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Recommendations for preventing fracture in long-term care

This document provides guidance regarding strategies for the prevention of fractures directed toward interprofessional teams caring for frail older adults in long-term care.

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Portals and resource centres

NewHC Link

HC Link provides resources related to building healthy communities. This includes strategic planning, partnerships, and community engagement.

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NewSafetyLit

SafetyLit provides abstracts of reports from researchers who work in the more than 30 distinct professional disciplines relevant to preventing and researching unintentional injuries, violence, and self-harm. 

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NewFracture Prevention Toolkit

The Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy for Long-Term Care, McMaster University has developed a Fracture Prevention Toolkit based on best practice recommendations for fracture prevention in long-term care. The Fracture Prevention Toolkit contains valuable, practical information useful for healthcare professionals, caregivers and older adults living in long-term care facilities and the community. 

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Parachute’s Horizon

Parachute’s Horizon is an online hub that connects Canadians with leading practice solutions for injury prevention.

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Canadian Best Practices Portal

The Canadian Best Practices Portal from the Public Health Agency of Canada links to resources and solutions to plan programs for promoting health and preventing diseases for populations and communities.

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McMaster Optimal Aging Portal

The McMaster Optimal Aging Portal provides direct access to trusted, evidence-based information about optimal aging and common health conditions that can be used to inform patients about how to live full, healthy lives.

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Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC)

OIPRC aims increase the knowledge, skill, and confidence of injury prevention practitioners in the planning, implementation and evaluation of injury prevention initiatives in Ontario. The website contains resources, information about training, news, events, communication tools and more.

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Long-Term Care Best Practices Toolkit - Fall Prevention

The Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario (RNAO) Long-Term Care Best Practices Toolkit is an online source for evidence-based resources on topics relevant to the long-term care setting. The Fall Prevention and Management section is highlighted here.

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