Evaluation of RESPOND, a patient-centred program to prevent falls in older people presenting to the emergency department with a fall: a randomised controlled trial

25/06/2019

Source: PLOS Medicine

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Date of publication: 24 May 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are a leading reason for older people presenting to the emergency department (ED), and many experience further falls. Little evidence exists to guide secondary prevention in this population. This randomised controlled trial (RCT) investigated whether a 6-month telephone-based patient-centred program—RESPOND—had an effect on falls and fall injuries in older people presenting to the ED after a fall.

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Cost analysis of a brief intervention for the prevention of falls after discharge from an emergency department

26/10/2018

Source: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice 

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Date of publication: 26 September 2018 pps 1-7

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: There is considerable uncertainty around the costeffectiveness of interventions for preventing secondary falls in older people presenting to emergency departments (ED). The objective was to complete an economic evaluation of a brief educational ED intervention aimed at preventing falls in older people post discharge.

 Length of publication: 7 pages

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Preventing emergency department (ED) visits and hospitalisations of older adults with cognitive impairment compared with the general senior population: what do we know about avoidable incidents? Results from a scoping review

16/05/2018

Source: BMJOpen

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Date of publication: 17th April 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study aimed to synthetise the actual knowledge concerning these incidents leading this population to ED
presentation, as well as possible preventive measures to reduce them.

 Length of publication: 11 pages

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Using the Hendrich II Inpatient Fall Risk Screen to predict outpatient falls after emergency department visits

11/04/2018

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Date of publication: 6th March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study evaluates the utility of routinely collected Hendrich II fall scores in predicting returns to the emergency department (ED) for falls within 6 months.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Implementation of the MEDFRAT to decrease falls in community hospital ERs

19/12/2017

Source: Journal of Emergency Nursing, 2017, online

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Date of publication: November 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looked to identify and implement and evidence-based fall-risk assessment tool for use in emergency departments in rural areas. The Memorial Emergency Department Fall-Risk Assessment Tool (MEDFRAT) was programmed into the electronic medical record along with interventions that could be selected for two fall-risk levels. The model was found to be a useful framework in the process of implementing evidence-based changes in a rural population, though ongoing follow-ups will determine if the process results in fewer falls.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Mobility assessments of geriatric emergency department patients: a systematic review

15/09/2017

Source: Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine

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Date of publication: 26 July 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this article was to determine the impact of emergency department (ED) mobility assessments for older patients on
hospitalization, return visits, future falls, and frailty.

Length of publication: 9 pages

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Using chief complaint in addition to diagnosis codes to identify falls in the emergency department

17/08/2017

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

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Date of publication: 21 June 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To compare incidence of falls in an emergency department (ED) cohort using a traditional International Classification of Diseases, Ninth Revision (ICD-9) codebased scheme and an expanded definition that included chief complaint information and to examine the clinical characteristics of visits “missed” in the ICD-9-based scheme.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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