Incidents in the Outdoors: Pre-existing Health Conditions

Of the more than 3000 incidents reported to the UPLOADS National Incident Dataset, 18.8% of incidents were associated with pre-existing health conditions.

This infographic shows the most frequently identified contributory factors, and relationships between factors associated with incidents involving a pre-exiting health condition.

As a sector we need to ask ourselves, what are the design, planning, and program delivery strategies we need to consider and communicate to make outdoor activities safer for those with pre-existing health conditions?  To develop strategies and interventions to reduce recurring incidents, use the Preventing Incidents Method (PrIMe).

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So, you have identified a safety issue in your UPLOADS Data… Now what?

UPLOADS PrIMe is your answer! 
PrIME MethodPrIMe is a quick and simple process that allows you to create your own safety interventions based on patterns or recurring issues you identify from the UPLOADS data.

Click here for more information and download the PrIMe Workbook that will guide you through the process.

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Connect data from existing software tools to your UPLOADS Account

kisspng-application-programming-interface-computer-icons-w-computer-programming-5ae077c830db78.0840286915246601682001The UPLOADS App now has an Application Programming Interface (API) that can be used to connect data from existing software applications (e.g. CareMonkey) with an UPLOADS Account.  We hope that this feature can help organisations with established incident management and learning systems contribute data to the UPLOADS Research Project

For example, you may have a booking system that records information about the programs run by your organisation, including the dates and location of the program, the activities conducted, and the number of people participating in the activities.  You can setup an API integration to draw information from the booking system to generate Participation Data in the UPLOADS App.

Setting up an integration with the UPLOADS API requires the expertise of an IT Professional.  If you would like to register an UPLOADS Account, please click here.

The UPLOADS Team would like to thank The Outdoor Education Group for sponsoring these enhancements and making the UPLOADS App even more user-friendly.

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LOA organisation size may influence incident types and severity.

August 2019 Infographic

The latest infographic from the UPLOADS Team demonstrates that incidents reported to UPLOADS differ regarding activity type, incident type, and incident severity as a function of organisation size.

Click here to view the infographic and see how your organisation stacks up against the UPLOADS National Incident Dataset.

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Tips to Improve Data Quality

Data reported via the UPLOADS App helps your organisation objectively understand incident frequency and causation, identify trends, and implement action plans to improve safety.

High quality data is critical to support appropriate safety management activities. Here are a some tips to improve data quality!Improving Data Quality Flyer

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July 31 – PrIMe Workshop

Workshop Information

 

Join us for a full day workshop where you will learn how to translate the data collected through the UPLOADS App into incident prevention strategies.

Professor Paul Salmon and Dr Scott McLean will introduce you to PrIMe (Preventing Incidents Method), which is a quick and simple process used to identify incident prevention strategies and ‘Action Plans’ that support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the incident prevention strategies produced.

Who should attend?

Organisations registered to use the UPLOADS App are welcome, and we encourage staff members who are involved safety management and the development of safety interventions to attend.

Workshop Details

Cost: Free
Date: July 31, 2019
Time: 9.30am (9.15am registration) to 4pm
Catering: Morning tea and lunch will be provided
Venue: 9 Lakeside Drive, Tally Ho Business Park, Burwood East

How do I RSVP?

Click here to RSVP

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PrIMe is here!

PrIME Method

What is PrIMe?

The UPLOADS Preventing Incidents Method (PrIMe) is a quick and simple 8 step process organisations can use to translate the data collected through the UPLOADS App into incident prevention strategies.

The process requires members from all levels of the organisation hierarchy to work together to identify incident prevention strategies and ‘Action Plans’ that will support the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the incident prevention strategies produced.

How is PrIMe different to other Incident Investigation Processes?

PrIMe uses a System’s Thinking approach to drive the strategy design process.  This involves the group agreeing on the issue that requires strategy development; and agreeing that the strategy development process will align with the following principles:

  • No blame. Strategies will not focus on individuals in the system or assign any blame or fault for the issue to specific individuals.
  • Systemic change. Strategies will focus on modifying the overall led outdoor activity system, rather than modifying parts in isolation.
  • A shared responsibility for safety. When developing strategies, the group will think about the led outdoor activity system and all actors/organisations who share the responsibility for safety, rather than individual components such as activity leaders, participants or equipment.

How can PrIMe help make led outdoor activities even safer for the wider community?

Organisations will be invited to share their Action Plans with the National Incident Dataset (NID) via the UPLOADS App.

When all organisations across Australia submit their de-identified Action Plans to the NID, the research team will be able to report the successful strategies that have been to prevent incidents.

We hope that by sharing this information, we will be able to make outdoor activities even safer for you, and the wider community!

Can my organisation use PrIMe?

At this stage, PrIMe is only available to Led Outdoor Activity Providers who have registered to use the UPLOADS App, as the process requires the use of data collected through the UPLOADS Incident Reporting System.  If you would like to register to use the UPLOADS App, click here.

If your organisation has registered to use the UPLOADS App, please register your interest in using PrIMe here.

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Upcoming Events
  • 2019 ASICS SMA Conference October 25, 2019 at 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm Novotel Twin Waters Resort (270 Ocean Drive, Twin Waters, Sunshine Coast Queensland, Australia) Injury Epidemiology Paper Presentation: A systems-based incident reporting system for understanding and preventing injury in outdoor recreation.
  • Wilderness Risk Management Conference (WRMC) October 30, 2019 – November 1, 2019 Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
  • UPLOADS PrIMe Webinar November 6, 2019 at 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Join us for a free webinar where you will learn how to use PrIMe to translate the data collected through the UPLOADS App into incident prevention strategies.

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