Fall risk assessment tools for use among older adults in long-term care settings: A systematic review of the literature


Source: Australasian Journal of Ageing

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Date of publication: 23 November 2017 pps. 1-11

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this article is to conduct a systematic review of published fall risk assessment tools (FRATs) tested for predictive validity among older adults in long-term care (LTC).

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Bedside vision check for falls prevention: assessment tool


Source: Royal College of Physicians 

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Date of publication: 23rd January 2017

 Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: The National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) has collaborated with partners to produce a new vision assessment tool which enables ward staff to quickly assess a patient’s eyesight in order to help prevent them falling or tripping while in hospital.

 Length of publication: One page