Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 5 Issue 6

15/06/2015
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Falls prevention: identification of predictive fall risk factors

15/06/2015

Source: Applied Nursing Research

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Date of publication: 22nd May 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study which aims to provide a detailed review of the literature to identify and synthesize research evidence on risk factors that may contribute to patient falls in the adult inpatient hospital setting that are not captured by current fall risk assessment tools.

Length of publication: 25 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.


USC Davis course helps contractors make homes safer for older adults

15/06/2015

Source: USC News

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Date of publication: May 20th 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: A program to assist contractors in designing homes specifically targeted to older adults at risk of falls.

Length of publication: One page

 


Scottish government agrees to boost numbers of specialist physios

15/06/2015

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: May 21st 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: “An amendment to a government motion introduced by Jenny Marra, the shadow cabinet secretary for health, had called on the Scottish government to reverse the decline in the number of band 7 posts.”

Length of publication: One page


Falling: one of the biggest, and most preventable, threats to our lives

15/06/2015

oSource: Northwest Georgia News

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Date of publication: May 21st 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Health care providers are using various strategies to prevent falls by patients.

Length of publication: One page

 


Fun approach to falls prevention

15/06/2015

Source: Parkes Champion-Post

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Date of publication: May 8th 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Staff from the Parkes Health Service dressed up as the 70’s pop icons The Village People when conducting a fall prevention awareness session at the Southern Cross Village.

Length of publication: One page