Predictive Factors for Inpatient Falls among Children with Cerebral Palsy

19/10/2016

Source: Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2016, online

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Date of publication: September 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Inpatient falls are of significant concern. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the predictors of inpatient falls among children with cerebral palsy in a rehabilitation hospital. A total of 93 patients with cerebral palsy were assessed based on a variety of tests. The study found that children with cerebral palsy may experience inpatient falls, but further studies are required in order to develop prevention programs. For patients diagnosed with cerebral palsy, these results may help identify possible inpatient fallers on hospital admission.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Predictive factors for inpatient falls among children with cerebral palsy

19/10/2016

Source: Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2016, online

Follow this link for the abstract

Date of publication: September 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This prospective study looked into the predictors of inpatient falls among children with cerebral palsy in a rehabilitation hospital. It found that behavioural problems (according to the mother’s statement), inability to maintain a long sitting position, ability to balance unsupported on knees, a history of frequent falls and a negative Thomas test were likely to increase the risk of falls. These results may help identify possible inpatient fallers on hospital admission, though further studies are required to develop prevention programmes.

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.


The epidemiology of fractures in infants – Which accidents are preventable?

15/10/2015

Source: Injury, 2015, online

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Date of Publication: September 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: In children, fractures have a huge impact on the health care system. In order to develop effective prevention strategies exact knowledge about the epidemiology of fractures is mandatory. This study aims to describe clinical and epidemiological data of fractures diagnosed in infants. Falls from the changing table, the arms of the caregivers and out of bed caused the majority of fractures (especially skull fracture) in infants. Therefore, awareness campaigns and prevention strategies should focus on these mechanisms of accident in order to decrease the rate of fractures in infants.

Length of Publication: 4 pages

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The medico-legal evaluation of injuries from paediatric falls

17/02/2015

Source: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 2015 (online)

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Date of publication: February 2015

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls present a high risk of morbidity and mortality, and place a heavy financial burden on the healthcare system, especially in children who are prone to fall accidents. This paper looks at preventive measures that could be introduced to reduce such events.

Length of publication: 1 page

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