Understanding and managing the risk of “head impact” from in-hospital falls: a cross-sectional analysis of data from 166 public hospitals

17/08/2017

Source: Journal of Healthcare Risk Management 

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Date of publication: July 2017 37(1) pps. 40–47

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to examine if the risk of fall-related HI can be explained by incident characteristics.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Falling while walking: a hidden contributor to pedestrian injury

17/03/2017

Source: Accident Analysis & Prevention, 2017, online

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Date of publication: February 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This Australian study looks at the fall risk to pedestrians, given how beneficial and sustainable walking is as a mode of transport. Falling while walking may be a significant contributor to pedestrian injuries (the World Health Organisation has identified falls as the second-leading cause of unintentional injury death in older people) but little research has looked into this issue.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Inpatient guide aims to reduce injury levels from trips and falls

17/11/2016

Source: Nursing Times

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Date of publication: 19 October, 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A guide for patients has been published to help prevent serious injury and unnecessary cost to the NHS caused by older people tripping or falling while in hospital.

 Length of publication: One page

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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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Step length after discrete perturbation predicts accidental falls and fall-related injury in elderly people with a range of peripheral neuropathy

24/02/2014

Source: Journal of Diabetes and its Complications

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Date of publication: January-February 2014 28(1) pps 79-84

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Distal symmetric polyneuropathy increases fall risk due to inability to cope with perturbations.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Fall prevention in older persons

15/11/2013

Source: Continuing Medical Education

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Date of publication:  October 2013 Vol. 31, No. 10

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article looks at the causes for falls in the elderly, where they are likely to occur and ways of preventing them.

Length of publication: One page


Trials of floors to reduce elderly falls injuries in wards

24/09/2013

Source: Age and Ageing, 2013, 42 (5) p. 633-640

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Date of publication: September 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This English randomised controlled trial looked into fall injury rates for shock-absorbing flooring in wards for the elderly, as well as severity of injury, fall rate and adverse events. It also gives recommendations for future research.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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