Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 6 Issue 9

15/09/2016
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Community falls service produces ‘significant’ improvements in patients

15/09/2016

Source: The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 2016, online

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Website news item

In a nutshell: A physiotherapist at a west London falls service has ‘significantly improved’ the health of patients, according to four commonly-used clinical outcome measures. The patients were discharged from April to June, and at the end of the programme people had improved their balance by nearly seven points on the Berg Balance Scale. Timed Up and Go, a simple and reliable test of a person’s risk of falls, showed an average improvement of nearly seven seconds across the group.

Length of publication: 1 page


CSP launches updated Falls Prevention Economic Model online

15/09/2016

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, 2016, online

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Website news item

In a nutshell: The latest version of the Falls Prevention Economic Model, with fresh data and research, is now live on the CSP’s website. It shows that across the UK there is potential to save 160,000 falls each year, equating to a cost saving of £25.2 million to NHS services. The CSP has produced a detailed guide to accompany the relaunched model. The guide includes examples of people using the model and is also available on the society’s website.

Length of publication: 1 page


‘My independent streak may get in the way’: how older adults respond to falls prevention education in hospital

15/09/2016

Source: BMJ Open

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Date of publication: 26 July 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to show how providing individualised falls prevention education facilitated behaviour changes from the perspective of older hospital patients on rehabilitation wards and what barriers they identified to engaging in preventive strategies.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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.

 


Implementing guidelines in nursing homes: a systematic review

15/09/2016

Source: BioMed Central

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Date of publication: 25th July 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this study was to systematically review the effects of interventions to improve the implementation of guidelines in nursing homes.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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.

 


Association between nurse staffing and in-hospital bone fractures: a retrospective cohort study

15/09/2016

Source: Health Services Research 

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Date of publication: 24th July 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this paper is to determine if sufcient nurse stafng reduced in-hospital fractures in acute care hospitals.

 Length of publication: 19 pages

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.

 


An interprofessional approach to reducing the risk of falls through enhanced collaborative practice

15/09/2016

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 

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Date of publication:   August 2016 Vol. Iss. 64 pps. 1701–1707

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: 7 pages

 Length of publication:  This article describes a project that engaged an interprofessional teaching team to support interprofessional clinical teams to reduce fall risk in older adults by implementing the AGS/BGS guidelines.

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.

 


Reducing inpatient falls in a 100% single room elderly care environment: evaluation of the impact of a systematic nurse training programme on falls risk assessment (FRA)

15/09/2016

Source: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 

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Date of publication: 29th July 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of the project is to reduce the incidence of IF and associated adverse clinical outcomes in a hospital with 100% single rooms.

 Length of publication: 10 pages

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.