Health board considers using scheme to cut north-east care home falls

17/05/2017

Source: Aberdeen Evening Express

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Date of publication: 12th April 2017

 Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: The Aberdeen health board considers a scheme to help reduce falls.

 Length of publication: One page

 


Improving fidelity of translation of the stepping on falls prevention program through root cause analysis

19/12/2016

Source: Frontiers In Public Health 

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Date of publication: 14 November 12016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Fidelity monitoring is essential with implementation of complex health interventions, but there is little description of how to use results of fidelity monitoring to improve the draft program package prior to widespread dissemination. Root cause analysis (RCA) provides a systematic approach to identifying underlying causes and devising solutions to prevent errors in complex processes. Its use has not been described in implementation science.

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Prevention of falls: applying AACN’s healthy work environment standards to a fall campaign

12/11/2014

Source: Critical Care Nurse

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Date of publication: October 1st 2014 Vol. 34 issue 5 pps 75 -79

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Applying the AACN’s healthy work environment standards to reduce and eliminate falls in a progressive care unit (PCU).

Length of publication: four pages

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Relevance of balance measurement tools and balance training for fall prevention in older adults

15/07/2014

Source: Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: June 2014 5(2) pps. 31-35

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review evaluates the capability of different balance measurement tools to predict falls in the elderly, which are used routinely for assessing balance impairment.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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Hip protectors: are they beneficial in protecting older people from fall-related injuries?

13/03/2014

Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing

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Date of publication: January 2014 23(1-3-2) pps. 13-23

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An investigation into the methodological quality of research informing the use of hip protectors for those clients in residential aged care considered to be at high risk of falls and to contribute to the translation of research evidence into practice by identifying issues surrounding the use of hip protectors in practice.

Length of publication: ten pages

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Multi dimensional falls prevention programs effective in reducing falls in older adults

15/11/2013

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: 2nd November 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Studies show that multi-dimensional falls prevention programs are effective in reducing falls in older adults.

Length of Publication: 41 pages

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