Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust fined over fall deaths

19/12/2017

Source: BBC News

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Date of publication: 28 November 2017

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Sital NHS Trust was fined £333,333 after pleading guilty to breachrewsbury and Telford Hosphing the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Length of publication: One  page


Nurses’ perceptions of preventing falls for patients with dementia in the acute hospital setting

19/12/2017

Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing

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Date of publication: 24 November 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this analysis was to explore nurses’ perspectives regarding fall prevention for patients with dementia in an acute care setting.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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A palliative approach to falls in advanced dementia

19/12/2017

Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2017, online

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are a preventable cause of injury and death in older adults with dementia, and can be a marker of quality of care in long-term care facilities. This clinical review considers the common challenges and pitfalls in both the management of falls and the provision of palliative care in advanced dementia. It concludes that falls in the advanced stage of dementia can be sentinel events indicating the need for a palliative approach to care. Rather than replace falls prevention activities, a palliative approach to falls prompts the selection of dementia stage-appropriate interventions with a focus on symptom management, comfort, and dignity.

Length of publication: 1 page

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19/12/2017

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