Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 4 Issue 11

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Falls prevention strategies among acute neurosurgical in-patients: a best practice implementation project

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Source: Australasian Journal of Neuroscience

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Date of publication: October  2014 Vo. 24 iss. 2

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A project aimed to conduct an audit of in-hospital falls-prevention practices, to implement evidence-based best practice recommendations andto increase staff compliance within an acute neurosurgical unit.

Length of publication: 10 pages

 


Falls prevention educational video – A doctor’s guide to prevention and management

12/11/2014

Source: Government of Western Australia Department of Health

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Date of publication: October 2014

Publication type: Video

In a nutshell: An education video developed by Dr Nick Waldron, the Clinical Lead of the Falls Prevention Health Network, about falls prevention, aimed at doctors in WA Health metropolitan hospitals.

Length of publication: 1 page

 


Prevention of falls: applying AACN’s healthy work environment standards to a fall campaign

12/11/2014

Source: Critical Care Nurse

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Date of publication: October 1st 2014 Vol. 34 issue 5 pps 75 -79

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Applying the AACN’s healthy work environment standards to reduce and eliminate falls in a progressive care unit (PCU).

Length of publication: four 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.


Throne project reducing falls in Colchester’s hospitals’ toilets gets national recognition

12/11/2014

Source: East Anglian Daily Times

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Date of publication: October 25th 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Improved  toilet facilities in Colchester hospitals has seen decrease in patient falls.

Length of publication: one page


Vibration therapy to prevent falls in older people

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Source: WebMD

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Date of publication: October 17th 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A study to investigate if vibration therapy can reduce falls.

Length of publication: two pages


Older people warned not to be sloppy over slippers

12/11/2014

Source: Western Gazette

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Date of publication: 18th October 2014

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: An initiative to urge older people to replace worn or ill-fiitng slippers which may contribute to falls.

Length of publication: one page


Chronic condition? You could be at risk for a fall

12/11/2014

Source: Harvard Health Letter

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Date of publication: 01 November 2014, Vol. 40 issue 1 pps. 7-7

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Article on how vision problems and medicine side-effects can incrase the risk of falls.

Length of publication: one page

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.


Use of the theoretical domains framework to develop an intervention to improve physical therapist management of the risk of falls after discharge

12/11/2014

Source: Physical Therapy

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Date of publication: November 2014 Vol. 94 iss. 11 pps. 1660 – 1675

Publication type: Journal  article

In a nutshell: A case report on the novel approach of using the Theoretical Domains Framework (TDF) to develop an intervention to change the clinical behavior of physical therapists.

Length of publication: 15 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.


Exercise-based falls prevention programmes decrease fall-related injuries

12/11/2014

Source: Evidence Based Nursing, 2014, Vol 17 p. 125

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Date of publication: October 2014

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a commentary on a systematic review and meta-analysis. The article found that exercise programmes in older adults reduced falls while improving physical function, which in turn reduced the number of falls-related injuries. It recommends increasing the effectiveness of exercise-based fall-prevention programmes.

Length of publication: 1 page

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.


Ageing well: Falls (course)

12/11/2014

Source: FutureLearn

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Date of publication: 2014

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: This is a course starting 24th November from Newcastle University which explores why people fall, seeks to discover practical methods to reduce the risk of falls and to teach people how to recognise when to seek expert help.

Length of publication: 1 page


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