Implementing hospital falls prevention strategies in the real world

Victoria Koutsoubos

Reducing falls rates in hospitals remains a challenging problem. This workshop brought together experts keen to share their experiences in applying strategies to prevent falls, including implementation of the Global Falls Guidelines, falls prevention for people with dementia and people displaying behaviours of concern, workforce redesign to prevent falls and the role of exercise and nutrition in falls prevention. This …

Health Studies Australian National Data Asset (HeSANDA) network event

Victoria Koutsoubos

On Thursday 29 February, Monash University (Helix) and Monash Partners officially launched HeSANDA’s Monash node. Co-presented by Monash Partners, hear about how to maximise the potential of health research data with insights from leading clinical triallists, and experts from the Australian Research DataCommons (ARDC) and Monash University. At this event, the research community heard about how to enter their clinical …

Virtual Healthcare – How can evidence help us to deliver virtual primary and community care?

Victoria Koutsoubos

Showcasing the current evidence base and ongoing challenges associated with virtual healthcare, guest speakers and panellists provided their perspectives on its use in primary and community health. A panel of clinicians, academics, researchers and consumers shared their reflections on the successes and challenges of integrating virtual healthcare into practice. Adjunct Clinical Professor Karen Price, immediate past President of The Royal Australian …

Implementing Improvement in Healthcare – Learnings from the Frontline

Victoria Koutsoubos

In this seminar, we heard inspiring real-life experiences of implementing improvement in different Australian healthcare settings. Diana Egerton-Warburton, an emergency physician and the Director of Emergency Medicine Research at Monash Medical Centre shared her learnings from implementing improvement in emergency care settings Diana told us about  the challenges associated with changing practice around the ‘just in case’ peripheral intravenous cannular, …

Involving consumers in discovery research – reflections and learnings

Victoria Koutsoubos

Consumer and community involvement (CCI) has been prioritised by policy makers, funding agencies and peak bodies and is increasingly common in clinical research, applied research, and health services/health systems innovation and improvement initiatives. However, CCI remains relatively uncommon in laboratory-based, discovery or basic science research settings. Our speakers, Dr Catherine Carmichael from Hudson Institute and Sarah Lukeman, consumer partner, shared …

Reaching people from migrant and refugee communities for clinical trials

Victoria Koutsoubos

People from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds are significantly under-represented in Australian clinical trials. Language and translation difficulties, cultural beliefs about health, medicine and research, and a lack of existing relationships between health and medical researchers and CALD communities, are some of the barriers to enrolling more CALD people in potentially life-saving trials. Overcoming these challenges is possible. Monash …

Victorian Falls Prevention Alliance – Guiding the way: Practical steps for falls prevention

Victoria Koutsoubos

Following the recent release of the World Guidelines for Falls Prevention and Management for older adults, this hybrid workshop offered practical strategies for implementation of falls prevention in hospitals including a focus on strategies for clinician and patient education.  Speaker included Professor Cathie Sherrington, Associate Professor Frances Batchelor, Ms Kelly Stephen, Dr Helen Psihogios, Dr Alisha Spiteri and Professor Alison …

Implementing Improvement Network Event

Victoria Koutsoubos

This event provided participants with the opportunity to share and learn through our networking events as part of the Implementation & Improvement Network. Speakers included Dr Katherine Harding, Principal Research Fellow & Manager (Allied Health Clinical Research Office) Eastern Health and Dr Rhonda Garad, Lead in Education, Workforce and Capacity Building.