World Osteoporosis Day 20th October 2015
World Osteoporosis Day 20th October 2015
Daragh Rodger RGN, RNP, RANP, CDT, BSc (Hons) Nursing, MSc Nursing, Cert Nurse prescribing, Pg Cert Advanced Practice.
Daragh is a Registered Advanced Nurse Practitioner, Care of the Older Adult Community based in St Mary’s Hospital Phoenix Park. She has worked for many years in care of the older adult gaining experience across the care continuum - Community Care, Acute Care, Rehabilitation and Extended Care. She has been involved in many new initiatives including the setting up of a Nurse Led Healthy Ageing Clinic, St Mary’s Hospital, 2006 – an osteoporosis screening service including DXA scanning, bone health education and general health promotion. She recognised the need for an education resource on bone health and was the project lead on Bone Health in the Park. This work has been presented locally, nationally and internationally.She is on the management committee of the All Ireland Gerontology Nurses Association (AIGNA), a member of the Health Informatics Society of Ireland Nursing and Midwifery (HISINM) special interest group and is currently involved with the National Falls Strategy Implementation Working Group.Her interests include promoting healthy and active ageing, bone health, falls prevention, carers of older adults, dementia care and health informatics.
Advanced Nurse Practitioner
Care of the Older Adult, Community
St Mary's Hospital
WELCOME TO BONE HEALTH IN THE PARK
Bone Health in the Park comprises of a series of educational resources developed in response to a recognised gap in the area of bone health and falls awareness.
Osteoporosis affects 1:2 women over 50 and 1:5 men over 50. It is the leading cause of fractures in older persons following a fall. Osteoporosis can occur in the majority of cases as a result of poor bone health.
Part 1 of Bone Health in the Park is our online education programme eBonehealth which is available to all visitors to the web site - follow this link to view
Part 2 is Forever Autumn, Forever Autumn was developed and implemented in 2012 and is a falls prevention and management programme which introduces new measures and guidelines for staff working with older adults. 1:3 adults aged over 65 and 1:2 adults over 80 fall each year resulting in devastating effects to the quality of life and life itself of older adults.
The aim of Forever Autumn is to educate staff on how to reduce the incidence of falls for older adults. This web site will also host the Forever Autumn Community of Practice from mid April 2017.
The development of Bone Health in the Park was informed by the National Strategy to Prevent Falls and Fractures in our Ageing Population (2008).
National Major Trauma Audit Report - Published February 2018 follow link
Irish Hip Fracture Database National Report 2016 - Published November 2017 follow link
Fragility Fracture Nursing Edited by Karen Hertz and Julie Santy-Tomlinson - Springer Open Book 2018 - Download
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
NATIONAL FALLS STRATEGY, 2008
The National Strategy to Prevent Falls and Fractures in Our Ageing Population can be downloaded from this link
COLLAGE - COLLABORATION ON AGEING
COLLAGE, Collaboration on Ageing, is Ireland’s 3 Star Reference Site for the European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
IRISH OSTEOPOROSIS SOCIETY
The Irish Osteoporosis Society is a charity dedicated to reducing the incidence of Osteoporosis and promoting bone health. The IOS provides information to the public and health professionals on all aspects of the disease and offers support to people with Osteoporosis, their families, and everyone at risk from the disease.
IRISH HIP FRACTURE DATABASE
The IHFD is a collaborative venture backed by the Irish Gerontological Society and the Irish Institute for Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, which has developed in partnership with the ESRI/ HIPE and the HSE.
ALL IRELAND GERONTOLOGICAL NURSES ASSOCIATION
The All Ireland Gerontological Nurses Association (AIGNA) recognises that care for older people is provided in a mixed economy of care and that all older people, their families and significant others hold particular views (unique to their experiences) about the quality of care in different care settings. AIGNA is clear that excellence in quality of care is continuously being strived for by all care providers and that excellence exists across all care settings.
NURSING IN THE PARK WEB SITE
This is the dedicated nursing web site for St Mary's Campus in Phoenix Park, Dublin
This web site has been developed by the Forever Autumn Community of Practice and is part of the educational programme for service users with an intellectual disability, carers and families
Follow this link
Irish Gerontological Society Annual Conference
September 27th – 29th Slieve Russell Hotel, Cavan
Irish Osteoporosis Society Annual Conference
20th October 2018 Trinity College Dublin
Falls, Frailty & Polypharmacy and Sarcopenia International Conference - Mercer's Institute for Successful Ageing
1st February 2019, St James Hospital, Dublin