Preventing falls in older people: assessment and interventions

Source: Nursing Standard

Follow this link for the abstract      

Date of publication: Aug 31-Sep 6; 25(52):50-5; quiz 56

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls can have a devastating effect on older people. Physical injury and fear of further falls may restrict social and physical activities, leading to a lack of confidence and social isolation. Nurses need to assess patients who have fallen to identify injury as well as to instigate appropriate interventions to reduce the risk of further falls. This article provides an overview of the assessment tools and management strategies that can be used in daily practice, particularly in the community setting.

 Length of publication: five 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.



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