Falls affecting older people

Falls and consequent injuries are major public health problems which often require medical attention but also may change future living conditions of the patient. Should fall incidents continue at today’s rate with an ageing Australian population it will leave a physical and financial burden on to the medical system. Falls and consequent injuries are major public health problems which often require medical attention but also may change future living conditions of the patient. Should fall incidents continue at today’s rate with an ageing Australian population it will leave a physical and financial burden on to the medical system.

Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week 8-14 May 2017 – Speed up the solutions

The UN Road Safety Collaboration is pleased to announce that the Fourth UN Global Road Safety Week will be held from 8-14 May 2017. The Week will focus on speed and what can be done to address this key risk factor for road traffic deaths and injuries. Speed contributes to around one-third of all fatal road traffic crashes in high-income countries, and up to half in low- and middle-income countries.

Falls Prevention Webinar Recording

Unintentional injury is the biggest issue in community safety and when it comes to unintentional injury the most common injury will result from falling. Falls are the cause of more hospital admissions and injury statistics than any other safety issue. But, falls draw less media attention than most other safety issues. Public awareness about the risk and frequency of falls, and the extent of injury and impairment that can result is alarmingly low.

Australian Crime and Violence Prevention Awards 2017

Nominations are open to projects of all sizes, including smaller initiatives involving local community groups.
Anyone can nominate a project for the awards. It may be a project you are involved in, or a project that you believe deserves recognition. The awards are designed to reward benchmark projects, as well as projects which exhibit good practice in the prevention or reduction of violence and other types of crime in Australia.

Trampoline safety

Rise in serious trampoline injuries in children worries trauma specialists. Dr Teague said the anecdotal evidence suggested many children were being injured when multiple were jumping on a trampoline at the same time. “If you have multiple users on the trampoline, I would liken it to cage fighting,” he said.

Reminder: Falls Prevention Webinar – Wed 12 April 2017 @ 11am ACST

Unintentional injury is the biggest issue in community safety and when it comes to unintentional injury the most common injury will result from falling. Falls are the cause of more hospital admissions and injury statistics than any other safety issue. But, falls draw less media attention than most other safety issues. Public awareness about the risk and frequency of falls, and the extent of injury and impairment that can result is alarmingly low.