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Falls prevention tool available on Medtech (Taranaki)


From 29 June, a new 'falls risk threshold' patient prompt will be available to Taranaki practices using Medtech.  This tool enables practices using Medtech to identify patients at risk of falling, and determines which patients need a falls risk assessment. 

Please also remember that falls risk assessment is via a Medtech advanced form, and as well as providing a multifactorial fall risk assessment, it determines whether the patient meets the criteria for either in home or community strength and balance.

When sending an eReferral please remember to select the 'include screening results' box on the MDT eReferral, and tick the appropriate screening terms to ensure all relevant clinical details are included in the eReferral. This information needs to include the patients latest height, weight, BP and any recent blood results.

An updated advanced form will be sent to your practice within the next few weeks with instructions on how to upload it.

Contact practice liaison Barb Purdie on barbara.purdie@pinnacle.health.nz or practice liaison Kim Wright on Kim.Wright@pinnacle.health.nz for more information.

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