Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 6 Issue 6

21/06/2016
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An interdisciplinary approach to reducing falls: utilizing team huddles and visual aids to increase nursing staff and patient knowledge on T.E.A.M. fall risk interventions

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Source: USF Scholarship Repository 

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Date of publication: Spring 2016

Publication type: Dissertation

In a nutshell: One of the most important aspects of patient safety is the prevention of patient falls (PFs). PFs are a never event and are preventable. The project addresses the ongoing increase in PFs on a medical-surgical oncology unit in an inpatient hospital setting.

Length of publication: 59 pages

 

 

 


Intentional rounding: a staff led quality improvement intervention in the prevention of patient falls

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Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing 

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Date of publication: May 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study designed and evaluated the use of a specific implementation strategy to deliver a nursing staff led Intentional Rounding intervention to reduce inpatient falls.

Length of publication: 26 pages

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Every year, 1,200 seniors admitted to hospital after a fall

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Source: Sudbury.com

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Date of publication: 25th May 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Now into its second year, the Sudbury and District Health Unit plans to build on its Stay on Your Feet collaboration with the North East Local Health Integration Network (LHIN).

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


Establishing the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and student experience of a simulation-based education training program on the prevention of falls (STOP-Falls) among hospitalised inpatients: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial

21/06/2016

Source: BMJ Open 

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Date of publication: 2nd June 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This cluster, cross-over randomised controlled trial with a concurrent economic evaluation (cost per fall prevented) trial will evaluate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and student experience of health professional students undertaking simulation training for the prevention of falls among hospitalised inpatients. This research will target the students within the established undergraduate student placements of Monash University medicine, nursing and allied health across Peninsula Health acute and subacute inpatient wards.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Is single room hospital accommodation associated with differences in healthcare-associated infection, falls, pressure ulcers or medication errors? A natural experiment with non-equivalent controls

21/06/2016

Source: Journal of Health Services Research and Policy

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Date of publication: 2016, Vol. 21(3) pps. 147–155

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A wide range of patient benefits have been attributed to single room hospital accommodation including a reduction in adverse patient safety events. However, studies have been limited to the US with limited evidence from elsewhere. The aim of this study was to assess the impact on safety outcomes of the move to a newly built all single room acute hospital.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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The characteristics of walking strategy in elderly patients with diabetes

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Source: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 2016, online

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Date of publication: May 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study explored the walking strategy by monitoring the characteristics of centre of pressure (COP) of gait in the elderly with type2 diabetes. It puts forward the walking strategy according to the abnormal COP trajectory. Since elderly people with diabetes have a high risk of falling, the rehabilitation nursing should be strengthened to include the training of enhancing proprioception to prevent these patients with type 2 diabetes from falling.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Semi-supervised near-miss fall detection for ironworkers with a wearable inertial measurement unit

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Source: Automation in Construction, 2016, Vol 68 p. 194-202

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Accidental falls are the leading cause of injury and death in construction work. Near misses can provide valuable data about the causes as a proactive prevention measure, but collecting information can be challenging. This study aims to develop a method to automatically collect such data using wearable inertial measurement units, which could ultimately prevent fall accidents.

Length of publication: 8 pages

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A comprehensive fracture prevention strategy in older adults

21/06/2016

Source: European Geriatric Medicine, 2016, online

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Date of publication: May 2016

Publiaction type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Prevention of fragility fractures in older people has become a public health priority, although the most appropriate and cost-effective strategy remains unclear. In the present statement, the Interest group on falls and fracture prevention of the European union geriatric medicine society (EUGMS), outlines its views on the main points in the current debate in relation to the primary and secondary prevention of falls, the diagnosis and treatment of bone fragility, and the place of combined falls and fracture liaison services for fracture prevention in older people.

Length of publication: 1 page

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The Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program™

21/06/2016

Source: Nurse Leader, 2016, Vol 14 no 3 p. 212-218

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Date of publication: June 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is in South Florida and is a licensed speciality hospital exclusively for children, with a mission to safeguard hospitalized children by keeping them safe from harm. The organization has gained international attention for its seminal work in preventing falls in the paediatric population, integrating the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Magnet® Model and exemplary professional practice. The Humpty Dumpty Falls Prevention Program™ is an innovative, evidence-based tool that has become a standard of safe paediatric care, decreasing paediatric patient falls while evolving into a standard of care around the globe.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Factors Associated with Recurrent Falls in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury

21/06/2016

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2016, online

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Date of publication: May 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This cross-sectional study found that individuals with SCI should be considered at risk of recurrent falls, and thereby at risk of fall-related injuries. Fall prevention programs should be focused on ambulatory, younger and more active individuals who had the highest risks for recurrent falls.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Developing predictive models for fear of falling from posturography parameters

21/06/2016

Source: International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 2016, Vol 54 p. 131-138

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Date of Publication: July 2016

Publication type:Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls pose an important problem for older adults. Balance training is one of the main prevention strategies, but there is a lack of objective measurement methods that would allow the effectiveness of the treatments employed to be assessed. This study aimed to analyse the relationship between posturographic parameters and risk factors associated with falling, including the fear of falling (FoF). Posturography can be used as an assessment tool to analyse the effects of those treatments aimed at preventing falls.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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