Source: ONCOLOGY Nurse Edition (see publications), 2011, 25(2), p17-22.
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Date of publication: February 2011
Publication type: Journal article
In a nutshell: This article describes the development of a fall risk assessment and prevention programme for oncology patients at a leading US cancer centre and hospital. It describes the way in which case control studies were used in the development of the falls risk assessment instrument prior to and following piloting and the development of a 1 day day intensive patient safety training programme aimed at staff. The development of a falls prevention program targeted at outpatients is also discussed.
Length of publication: 5 pages