Assisted device use and mobility-related factors among older adults

17/11/2015

Source: Journal of Safety Research, 2015, online

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks into how the use of assisted devices such as walking sticks relates to other mobility factors, which can then further provide insight into older adults’ future mobility needs. It showed that effective fall-prevention interventions and innovative transport options are needed to protect the mobility of this high-risk group, as mobility serves to preserve their independence.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Comparing induced and voluntary stepping postures to detect elderly fallers

17/11/2015

Source: Clinical Neurophysiology, 2015, online

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Date of publication: September 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper reviews a physiological task predominant in preventing falls, while simultaneously challenging balance: taking a step. The voluntary step versus a step induced by an external and unpredictable perturbation are presented and compared. It focuses on the community-dwelling elderly population, discussing means of early detection of risk of falls, in order to prescribe an appropriate prevention. A working hypothesis is suggested on how “compensatory protective” steps are controlled and how their evaluation could bring additional information to the global balance assessment of risk of fall.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Hospital sorry for man’s death after two falls

17/11/2015

Source: Edinburgh Evening News

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Date of publication: 4th November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: An Edinburgh hospital has been forced to apologise as well as review its falls risk assessment after an elderly patient dies after fall.

Length of publication: One page

 

 


Preventing falls among seniors

17/11/2015

Source: Island Health

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Date of publication: 28th October 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: To coincide with National Falls Prevention Week  the British Columbia Falls and Injury Prevention Coalition (BCFIPC) is also launching a month-long public awareness campaign in November for falls prevention in the community.

Length of publication: One page

 


Building interprofessional teams through evidence based practice training in falls prevention

17/11/2015

Source: Age in Action 

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Date of publication: October 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  An examination of the implementation of a 24-content hour EBP program on reducing falls at two different sites having different organizational and staffing patterns in order to determine important contributors to and barriers against practice changes in interprofessional teaming.

Length of publication: 7 pages

 

 

 


Home care safety falls prevention virtual improvement collaborative

17/11/2015

Source: Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement 

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Date of publication: 4th November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Canadian Home Care Association and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement have launched a new pan-Canadian initiative to prevent falls in the home.

Length of publication: One page

 


Pressure on health and social care is damaging prevention, says Age UK

17/11/2015

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: 22 October 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The charity’s report on the health and care of older people in England says the failure to prevent the small problems faced by older people from becoming bigger ones is storing up difficulties for the future.

Length of publication: One page

 

 


Walk the talk on inpatient falls prevention, hospitals told

17/11/2015

Source: Onmedica

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Date of publication: 14th October 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The National Audit for Inpatient Falls (NAIF) looked for the first time at how well hospital trusts and local health boards prevent inpatient falls in England and Wales, and follow NICE guidance on falls assessment and prevention.

Length of publication: One page

 

 


A critical review of the effectiveness of environmental assessment and modification in the prevention of falls amongst community dwelling older people

17/11/2015

Source: British Journal of Occupational Therapy

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Date of publication: 2 November 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper compares and contrasts two systematic reviews, which include meta-analyses, of environmental interventions for falls prevention in community dwelling older people, using the critical appraisal skills programme tool for systematic reviews.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Physios and OTs promote falls prevention

17/11/2015

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapists

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Date of publication: November 2015

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Physio and occupational therapy staff teamed up at Plymouth Hospitals NHS Trust to provide general awareness of falls and factors that can reduce risk of falls. Patients, relatives and hospital visitors received CSP and Age UK leaflets, explaining how to ‘fall-proof’ a home and improve strength and balance through exercising, and in addition, staff checked walking aids and, where necessary, changed the ferrules, or rubber caps, on the ends of walking aids.

Length of publication: 1 page


Europe in union to make falls prevention flash mob video

17/11/2015

Source: The University of Manchester

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Date of publication: 9 November 2015

Publication type: Video

In a nutshell: A video featuring more than 500 people in ten countries taking part in a flash mob is demonstrating exercises that can help reduce the risk of falls in the over-65s.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


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17/11/2015

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