Nursing CPD Institute

Hip Fracture Care Clinical Care Standard

CPD Hours: 1
Current as at 17 August 2021
This session explores an overview of the reasons for the creation of the Hip Fracture Care Clinical Standard, key milestones to be adhered to in the episode of care for a patient with a hip fracture and an awareness of the 'Indicators of Effectiveness'.

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“An overview of the reasons for the creation of the Hip Fracture Care Clinical Standard”

Course Content

A hip fracture is a break occurring at the top of the thigh bone (femur), near the pelvis. An estimated 19 000 people in Australia over the age of 50 were hospitalised due to a hip fracture in 2011-12. As the Australian population continues to age, the number, and associated burden, of people admitted to hospital with a hip fracture is expected to increase annually.

The Hip Fracture Care Clinical Care Standard and accompanying resources were launched in September 2016 by the Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, and provide guidance to consumers, clinicians and health services on delivering appropriate care to people with a hip fracture.

Learning Outcomes

In this session, you will:

  • Be provided an overview of the reasons for the creation of the Hip Fracture Care Clinical Standard
  • Gain an understanding of the seven quality statements
  • Receive an overview of the key milestones to be adhered to in the episode of care for a patient with a hip fracture
  • Gain an awareness of the ‘Indicators of Effectiveness’
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