Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 2 Issue 6

15/06/2012
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Falls prevention: new approaches to integrated falls prevention services

15/06/2012

Source: NHS Confederation

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Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: Briefing

In a nutshell:  Recommendations following a NHS Confederation and the Ambulance Service Network workshop on falls prevention strategies for the older population.  Suggests new approaches to the commissioning and provision of comprehensive, integrated falls prevention services and shows that a focus on prevention and early intervention through joint working has benefits for the whole health and social care system, and that not taking action may soon become unaffordable.

Length of publication : 8 pages


Falls awareness week is here – 18th-22nd June

15/06/2012

Source: AgeUK

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Date of publication: June 2012

Publication type: Web article

In a nutshell: This week is Falls Awareness week, for more information about this check the AgeUK website (via the above link).

Length of publication: 1 page


Nursing Times Learning launches new online Falls Prevention and Management unit

15/06/2012

Source: Nursing Times.net, 2012

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Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: Web article

In a nutshell:  The new online Falls Prevention and Management learning unit aims to support nurses in reducing patients’ risk of falling and to help them understand the impact of falls on the individual and the factors that put patients at risk of falling. The learning unit is available free to all Nursing Times subscribers (£10 + VAT for non-subscribers). 

Length of publication : 1 page


Launch of e-Learning course on preventing falls in hospitals

15/06/2012

Source: NHS e-Learning Support

Follow this link for the e-Leaning course 

Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: e-Leaning course

In a nutshell: The aim of this course is to provide knowledge on preventing falls, to increase understanding of the impact of falls on patients and how to identify and act upon patient risk factors.  It has been developed primarily for registered nurses working in acute or community hospitals, but is also available to all NHS England staff through the ESR (Electronic staff record). 

Length of publication : n/a


A sister led project reduces the incidence of falls on hospital ward

15/06/2012

Source: Nursing Times.net, 2012, 25th May

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Date of publication: May 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  Article describes how a a ward sister at Nottingham University Hospitals Trust introduced a number of changes which reduced the number of  falls of patients with mobility problems owing to a history of alcohol misuse.

Length of publication : webpage

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.