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

21/06/2016

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

21/06/2016

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

21/06/2016

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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