Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 6 Issue 5

23/05/2016
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Improving nursing home falls management program by enhancing standard of care with collaborative care multi-interventional protocol focused on fall prevention

23/05/2016

Source: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

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Date of publication: April 2016 Vol. 6 Iss. 6 pps. 1-13

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A quality assurance project to implement a collaborative multi-strategy fall risk management program to reduce patient falls within a nursing home.

Length of publication: 13 pages


Lessons learned from implementing CDC’s STEADI falls prevention algorithm in primary care

23/05/2016

Source: The Gerontologist

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Date of publication: April 2016 Vol. 56 Iss. 2 pps. 1-10

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper describes a practical application of STEADI in a large academic internal medicine clinic utilizing the Kotter framework, a tool used to guide clinical practice change

Length of publication: 10 pages

 

 

 


Prevention of falls in older people living in the community

23/05/2016

Source: The BMJ

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Date of publication: 28 April 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review integrates current knowledge on assessment and management strategies to prevent falls in older people living in the community, and summarizes known risk factors for falls in this population and presents assessment strategies that can be used to assess the risk of falls. It discusses the management of risks and interventions to reduce falls among older people in the community, as well as future directions and promising approaches.

Length of publication: 13 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.

 

 


Redevelopment of a new patient-centred fall prevention toolkit

23/05/2016

Source: Applied Ergonomics, 2016, Vol 56 p. 117-126

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Date of publication: September 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An electronic decision support known as Fall TIPS (Tailoring Interventions for Patient Safety) has proven effective in decreasing hospital falls. A paper version was developed for those hospitals without the resources to implement the electronic version, though more work is needed to optimise the effectiveness of the paper version of the tool. This study looks back at the design, which included input from patients and clinical staff to increase its adoption as well as fall prevention best pracices. The redesigned paper toolkit included a clnical decision support system and increased ease of use compared to the original.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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National falls prevention resource developed by Waikato DHB staff

23/05/2016

Source: Voxy

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Date of publication: 6th May 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Waikato DHB staff are behind a new falls module in the Productive Series / Releasing Time to Care programme which has been released nationally by the Health Quality and Safety Commission (HQSC).

Length of publication: One page