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Forever Autumn Community of Practice - Promoting Healthy Ageing


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Presentation given to DCU School of Nursing and Human Sciences Teaching & Learning Spring School Jan 2017. Daragh Rodger and Anne Spencer present the work undertaken with the Community of Practice in relation to Falls and Falls Management

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Forever Autumn Community of Practice - Promoting Healthy Ageing

  1. 1. A Community of Practice - Promoting Healthy Ageing Daragh Rodger Anne Spencer
  2. 2. Global View • Global population over 60 years 688 million in 2006, projected to grow to 2 billions by 2050. • Incidence in chronic disease rising 18.7% of 65-69 year olds and 58.6% of those over 85 have various levels of disability. That increases their inability to cope. • Impact of falls and falls related injuries Globally are a leading cause of morbidity and mortality. An Ageing Population Facts, Figures & Related Health Concerns
  3. 3. Giants of Geriatric Medicine
  4. 4. Bone Health Education For All Ages •Children •Teenagers •Young Adults •People with Physical Disability •People with an Intellectual Disability •Adults •Older Adults living in residential care
  5. 5. FOREVER AUTUMN Implementation of a falls awareness programme for all staff – clinical and non clinical, illustrating the potential for falls amongst the older adults in our care. Elements included: • Revision of St Mary’s Falls Prevention and Management Policy • New Falls Risk Assessment Tool • New Falls Risk Symbols • New Falls Reduction Measures
  6. 6. Communities of Practice Communities of practice are groups of people who share a concern or a passion for something they do and learn how to do it better as they interact regularly. Etienne Wenger
  7. 7. Development of an online COP to offer support, guidance and continued education in falls prevention and management across the care spectrum for older adults:- • Acute Hospital Care • Community Care • Intellectual Disabilities Care • Palliative Care • Residential Care We are seeking a proactive collaborative approach to falls prevention by providing a platform for continuing engagement
  8. 8. Forever Autumn Work Programme
  9. 9. Happy Bones Paula’s Story (& Una!) Chrissie’s Story – Best Foot Forward
  10. 10. Animoto – Online Video Creation Box Cloud File Storage Software QR Codes & Augmented Reality Slideshare iBooks • Pragmatic Approach to Design & Delivery Using Differing Online Educational Tools • Accessibility & Equitability are key • Open Access – staff, families, carers and the public • Available on Mobile Devices / Differing Platforms • Bite Size Nuggets of Learning • Limited budget Design & Delivery Wix – Web Pages
  11. 11. Forever Autumn Stats
  12. 12. Technology …………….. Enabling Forecasting Informatics Competencies for Nurses in the Future of Connected Health