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Falls prevention for people with diabetes

Across the aged care sector, healthcare professionals, including nurses, are responsible for assessing risk factors related to older people. Understanding associated risks in a community care setting is essential to the delivery of quality care.

This project will identify clients living in the community who are at risk of diabetes related falls, and develop a needs-led, strategy-based training workshop to enable our community based nurses to be more effective in assessing risk and implementing fall prevention procedures.

The training programs will address any identified gaps in knowledge by better understanding the profile of community-based people with diabetes who fall and modifying training standards for nurses.