Falls Prevention Scanning Bulletin Volume 10 Issue 2

23/04/2021

Educating health professionals to implement evidence-based falls screening in hospitals

23/04/2021

Source: Nurse education Today

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Date of publication: June 2021, Vol. 101

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: International evidence-based guidelines advise traditional Falls Risk Assessment Tools (FRATs) should not be routinely used to predict the risk of a patient falling in hospital. However, disinvestment from existing services can be challenging. This study applied evidence-based approaches to education design to implement best practice guidelines.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


A framework for delivering nursing care to older adults with COVID‐19 in nursing homes

23/04/2021

Source: Public Health Nursing

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Date of publication: 14 March 2021

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Public health emergencies threaten the lives of U.S. citizens, often in disproportionate ways. Hardest hit are vulnerable populations of older adults (OAs) residing in nursing homes (NHs), who comprised nearly 43% of all deaths from COVID‐19 in NHs in 2020. New Jersey (NJ) ranks #2 nationally behind New York with the highest numbers of resident deaths; more than 50% of all COVID‐19‐related deaths in NJ have occurred in NHs. This public health emergency has prompted investigators to evaluate existing structural, resident, process of care, regulatory, and policy characteristics that have impacted the delivery of nursing care within NJ NHs. In this manuscript, we discuss data from NJ NHs during COVID‐19, drawing from publicly available data, state reports, and the geriatric literature to offer recommendations. Based on evidence‐based practices (EBPs), we present a series of recommendations to modify existing contextual factors in NHs to best prepare for the next health disaster.

 Length of publication: 17 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Effectiveness of training programs in reducing falls in older adults: systematic review

23/04/2021

Source: Biomedical Journal of Science and Technical Research

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Date of publication: 12 March 2021, Vo. 34 Iss. 3

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: 

With ageing, older adults are faced with decreasing strength and
balance and increasing risk for falls. A fall followed by fracture is a factor in mortality and
decreased quality of life in older people. However, few systematic review studies have
analyzed the effects of training programs in reducing falls in older people.
This systematic review study aimed to analyze the effects of physical training
programs on the risk of falls in older people.

 Length of publication: 10 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Within-unit bed moves in a short-stay in-patient unit are associated with increased falls

23/04/2021

Source: Australian Health Review

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Date of publication: 24 March 2021

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study evaluated a patient’s likelihood of a fall using information available at the time of presentation to a short-stay acute medical unit (AMU) with a high patient turnover rate and estimated the effect of within-unit bed moves on the occurrence of in-patient falls.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Benefits and risks of non-slip socks in hospitals: a rapid review

23/04/2021

Source: International Journal for Quality in Health Care

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Date of publication: 23 March 2021

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Non-slip socks are sometimes used in an attempt to prevent falls in hospitals despite limited evidence of benefit. We critique the current literature on their risks, benefits and effects.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Impact of a pharmacy-led fall prevention program for institutionalized older people

23/04/2021

Source: Ingenta Connect

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Date of publication: April 2021, Vol. 36 Iss. 4 pps. 217-222(6)

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to evaluate the impact of pharmacy interventions on recurrence of falls in older people.

 Length of publication: 5 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.


Further dissemination

23/04/2021

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