Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 2 Issue 9

14/09/2012
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Reducing HCAIs and improving patient safety conference

14/09/2012

Source: Government Knowledge website

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Date of publication: 2012

Publication type: website

In a nutshell: This is a conference in Central London that deals with all aspects of patient safety. It will take place on 22nd November 2012.

Length of publication: 1 page


Yoga-based rehabilitation after stroke can potentially improve balance and function

14/09/2012

Source:  Nursing Times 1st August 2012

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: The Daily Telegraph drew an inadequate summary from a headline in the journal Stroke. This article attempts to redress the balance, by pointing out that there is no evidence to state that yoga will improve balance and function, but there is evidence to suggest that it might. It also points out that there is no evidence to say that yoga is more beneficial to people who have had a stroke than normal care.

Length of publication: 1 page

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.


Effectiveness of intervention programs in preventing falls

14/09/2012

Source: University of York Centre for Reviews and Dissemination website

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Date of publication: June 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a systematic review of ten years’ worth of intervention programs to find out which were most effective and to recommend further research to identify the best components of them. Further RCTs of at least six months follow-up were recommended.

Length of publication: 1 page

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.


Falls Directory website provides falls prevention services in your area

14/09/2012

Source: Falls Directory website

Date of publication: 2011

Publication type: website

In a nutshell: This is a website providing information about falls prevention services in the UK and Ireland.

Length of publication: 1 page


Updated: guidelines to prevent falls – with a physiotherapy focus

14/09/2012

Source: British Geriatrics Society website

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Date of publication: August 2012

Publication type: website

In a nutshell: The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy originally launched guidelines for preventing falls in older people back in 1998, the first to be released with a sole focus on physiotherapy.  These have now been updated due to the evidence and guidelines published in the meantime. The new guidelines emphasise steps that can be taken to prevent falls, including specific recommendations on exercise programmes.

Length of publication: 1 page