Falls Prevention Horizon Scanning Bulletin Volume 8 Issue 2

05/03/2018

Discussion of fall prevention approaches with older adult patients

05/03/2018

Source: Preventive Medicine Reports, 2018, Vol 9 p. 149-152

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Date of publication: March 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults. The American and British Geriatric Societies recommend a fall risk assessment to identify risk factors and guide interventions to prevent these falls. This study describes the self-reported discussion of fall prevention approaches used by primary care providers (PCPs) who treat older adults. Self-reported discussion of any fall prevention approaches was 89.3%. Controlling for provider and practice characteristics, there were significant differences by provider type. Fall prevention suggestions vary by type of PCP. Dissemination of geriatric guidelines should include all PCPs who routinely see older adults.

Length of publication: 3 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.


Community peer-led falls prevention presentations: what do the experts suggest?

05/03/2018

Source: The Journal of Primary Prevention 

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Date of publication: 10 January 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks a peer-led falls prevention education for older adults to determine if it  may have potential for bridging the research evidence-practice gap, thereby promoting the uptake of falls prevention strategies.

 Length of publication: 18 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.

 


Evaluating the impact of a falls prevention community of practice in a residential aged care setting: a realist approach

05/03/2018

Source: BMC Health Services Research

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Date of publication: 15 January 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aims of this study were to evaluate the impact of a falls prevention CoP on its membership; actions at facility level; and actions at organisation level in translating falls prevention evidence into practice.

 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.


CQC’s state of hospice services in England 2014–2017 report

05/03/2018

Source: Nursing and Residential Care

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Date of publication: 18th January 2018 Vol. 20(2)

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  The Care Quality Commission’s inspections of hospice services found performance
outstripping providers in other sectors, with a remarkable 25% rated Outstanding. This article investigates what other care providers can learn from these services

 Length of publication: 3 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.


Emerging trends in hospitalisation for fragility fractures in Ireland

05/03/2018

Source: Irish Journal of medical Science

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Date of publication: 20th January 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study analysed hospital admissions and bed occupancy for fragility fractures in Ireland over a 15-year period to assess fracture admission trends and to project admissions over the next three decades.

 Length of publication: 8 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.


‘Too many’ care home residents in Wales have ‘unacceptable quality of life’

05/03/2018

Source: Care Home

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Date of publication: 23rd January 2018

 Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The Older People’s Commissioner for Wales has criticised the Welsh Government for failing to take action on previous findings, saying ‘too many’ care home residents in Wales have an ‘unacceptable quality of life’.

 Length of publication: One 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.


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05/03/2018

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