Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 6 Issue 3

14/03/2016
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Patient perceptions with falls during hospitalization and after discharge

14/03/2016

Source: Applied Nursing Research, 2016, Vol 31 p. 79-85

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aims to describe the perceptions of hospitalised older people around their falls risk and fall prevention strategies received while hospitalised, and any instructions they received to prevent possible falls after discharge.

Length of publication: 6 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.


Codi a Mynd: CSP falls prevention booklet gets Welsh translation

14/03/2016

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

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Date of publication: 26 February 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Public Health Wales (PHW) has paid £5,000 towards a print run of 23,000 bilingual versions of a falls prevention booklet.

Length of publication: One page


Serious investigation launched after patient dies after falling at Colchester General Hospital

14/03/2016

Source: Clacton Gazette

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Date of publication: 24th February 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: An investigation is being launched at Colchester Hospital after the death of an elderly patient. It is understood that the patient had not received a falls risk assessment after being admitted to hospital.

Length of publication: One page


Using dance to help reduce falls

14/03/2016

Source: Banbury Guardian 

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Date of publication: 3rd March 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Dance to Health is a pilot falls prevention dance programme for the over-60s that’s being piloted in six UK venues.

 Length of publication: One page

Perceptions of urban Australian general practitioners about falls risk screening, falls risk assessment, and referral practices for falls prevention: An exploratory cross sectional survey study

14/03/2016

Source: Australian Health Review

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Date of publication: 9th February 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to explore the perceptions of Australian GPs about falls risk screening, assessment and their referral practices with older people living in the community, and to identify any barriers or facilitators to implementing evidence-based falls prevention practice.

Length of publication: unknown

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.