Education interventions for health professionals on falls prevention in health care settings: a 10-year scoping review

18/12/2020

Source: BMC Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 9 November 2020, Vol. 20 Iss. 460

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls in hospitals are a major risk to patient safety. Health professional education has the potential to be an important aspect of falls prevention interventions. This scoping review was designed to investigate the extent of falls prevention education interventions available for health professionals, and to determine the quality of reporting.

 Length of publication: 13 pages

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Educating health professionals to optimise falls screening in hospitals: protocol for a mixed methods study

19/02/2020

Source:  BMC Health Services Research

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Date of publication: 22 January 2020, Vol. 20 Iss. 54

 Publication type: Journal Article

In a nutshell: Falls in hospitals remain a major challenge to patient safety. All hospitalised adults are at risk of falling during their inpatient stay, though this risk is not always realised by patients and clinicians. This study will evaluate the outcomes of a hospital clinician education program that teaches clinicians how to screen for falls risk and assign mitigation strategies using clinical reasoning, rather than relying on a standardised falls risk assessment tool (FRAT). The education program aims to increase clinician knowledge, motivation and confidence in screening falls risk and selecting individual falls prevention interventions. Perceptions of the education intervention will also be examined.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Outcomes of a falls prevention education program among older adults in Grenada

21/04/2016

Source: Journal of Community Health

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Date of publication: 24th March 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: In Latin America and the Caribbean there is a scarcity of data on falls which is the leading cause of death for those 65 and older.  This paper describes the feasibility of implementing a falls prevention awareness educational initiative in the Eastern Caribbean Island of Grenada.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Program helps seniors age masterfully

15/06/2015

Source: Concord Journal

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Date of publication: May 28th 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: A  pilot program overseen by the National and Massachusetts Councils on Aging in which seniors attend a weekly class at the Concord Council on Aging.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


Falls don’t have to be part of getting older

21/10/2013

SourceUniversity of Manchester

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Date of publication: 1st October 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: “Falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries among older people, but experts from across Europe argue they should not just be written off as an unavoidable consequence of ageing. Research shows that there are plenty of things people can do to prevent falls escalating with age.”


Effect of prevention measures and characteristics of paediatric wards

16/05/2013

Source: Japan Journal of Nursing Science, online

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Date of publication: January 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This Japanese study looked at the rate of paediatric falls after fall prevention measures had been put in place. The results indicate that educating parents and novice nurses is the most effective way of preventing paediatric falls. It is important to develop valid paediatric fall risk assessment tools.

Length of publication: 1 page

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