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Reducing Falls and Injury from Falls Intervention


June 25,  2013


  • Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Safer Healthcare Now!
  • Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario

Guest Speakers:

  • Dr. Fabio Feldman, PhD

Fabio Feldman has been the Manager, Seniors Falls and Injury Prevention for the Fraser Health Authority since September 2006. He has been involved in the development and implementation of Falls Prevention initiatives in acute care, long term care facilities, assisted living, and community. Most of the programs developed by Fabio and the FH Falls Prevention Team have been adopted by other health region across Canada. Fabio got his PhD in the area of biomechanics at Simon Fraser University. His research was mainly focus on the prevention of falls and hip fractures. He currently holds an Adjunct Professor position at the Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology at Simon Fraser University and is a Faculty member of the Safer Healthcare Now! Falls Prevention Team.

  • Dr. Vicky Scott

Dr. Vicky Scott is the Senior Advisor on Fall and Injury Prevention for the province of British Columbia (BC) with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit and Ministry of Health. Her academic appointment is with the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine as Clinical Associate Professor with the School of Population and Public Health. She is Director of the Centre of Excellence on Mobility, Fall Prevention and Injury in Aging (CEMFIA) at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility, Chair of the BC Fall and Injury Prevention Coalition, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research Knowledge Translation award recipient, and project lead for the Canadian Falls Prevention Curriculum. 


  • Brenda Dusek, RN, MN, Program Manager, Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario, National Falls Lead for SHN! Campaign

Purpose of the Call:

Introduce Falls Prevention/Injury Reduction Getting Started Kit – 2nd Edition with specific focus on whats new:

  1. Falls Prevention/Injury Reduction Intervention Model
  2. Fall Risk Factors
  3. Screening Tools
  4. Success Measures