Risks and suggestions to prevent falls in geriatric rehabilitation: a participatory approach

Source: BMJ Quality & Safety, published online 5 January 2011

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: January 2011

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study set out to determine risk factors and rates of falls on geriatric rehabilitation units in a US hospital and potential falls prevention measures. Falls were reviewed to establish rates and locations. and interviews with staff, fallers and their family members were conducted to gather information regarding risks specific to individual patients and preventative measures considered important by these groups. Identifying falls rates provided useful data for future comparisons whilst the qualitative interviews highlighted the importance of patient and family education on falls risk and other practical measures such as improved signage, lighting and footwear.

Length of publication: 9 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.  You will need an NHS Athens to access the full text of this article

Aknowledgement: Lynn Allan, E-Resources Librarian, University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust

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