Facilitating best practice falls prevention through an action research approach

Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing, 2012, 21 (3-4), p. 1896-1905

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Date of publication: July 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls risk assessments are recommended in best practice guidelines, but little published evidence exists to show staff procedures and views in conducting such assessments. Therefore, staff members of two residential care facilities in Tasmania used a new tool to assess the risk of falls in residents. Using this method led to the process becoming more individualised and face-to-face, and therefore more meaningful and enjoyable to staff and also led to a higher quality of assessment and improved falls awareness.

Length of publication: 9 pages.

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