Hospital sorry for man’s death after two falls

17/11/2015

Source: Edinburgh Evening News

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Date of publication: 4th November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: An Edinburgh hospital has been forced to apologise as well as review its falls risk assessment after an elderly patient dies after fall.

Length of publication: One page

 

 


Walk the talk on inpatient falls prevention, hospitals told

17/11/2015

Source: Onmedica

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Date of publication: 14th October 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The National Audit for Inpatient Falls (NAIF) looked for the first time at how well hospital trusts and local health boards prevent inpatient falls in England and Wales, and follow NICE guidance on falls assessment and prevention.

Length of publication: One page

 

 


Neck manipulation in elderly falls prevention

19/03/2015

Source: Journal of the Canadian Chiropratric Association

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Date of publication: 2015 Mar; 59(1): pps 53–63

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A look into whether neck manipulation can help reduce falls in older people.

Length of publication: Ten pages

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Investigation of older adults’ participation in exercises following completion of a state-wide survey targeting evidence-based falls prevention strategies.

15/07/2014

Source: Journal of Aging and Physical Activity

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Date of publication: 6th June 2014 e-pub ahead of print

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This paper examines whether involvement in an observational study may prompt participants to change their exercise behaviors.

Length of publication: 27 pages

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Environmental and behavioural interventions for reducing physical activity limitation in community-dwelling visually impaired older people

13/12/2013

Source: The Cochrane Library

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Date of publication: 2013, issue 6

Publication type: review article

In a nutshell: To assess the effectiveness of environmental and behavioural interventions in reducing activity limitationand improving quality of life amongst visually impaired older people.

Length of publication: 22 pages


Work continues on Newcastle’s falls strategy

14/05/2012

Source:Health Service Journal, 17th February 2012

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Date of publication: February 2012

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Newcastle-upon-Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has devised a falls prevention strategy to try and reduce the number of slips, trips and falls at the trust. Work is ongoing to embed the strategy, but it has worked well so far.

Length of publication: 1 page

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