Nurses’ perceptions of preventing falls for patients with dementia in the acute hospital setting

18/01/2018

Source: Australaisn Journal of Ageing

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Date of publication: December 2017 Vol. 36(4) pps. e70-e74

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this analysis was to explore nurses’ perspectives regarding fall prevention for patients with dementia in an acute care setting.

 Length of publication: 4 pages

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A palliative approach to falls in advanced dementia

18/01/2018

Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

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Date of publication: 11 December 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review looks at the common challenges and pitfalls in both the management of falls and the provision of palliative care in advanced dementia.

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Predicting use of outdoor fall prevention strategies: considerations for prevention practices

18/01/2018

Source: Journal of Applied gerontology

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Date of publication: 6th December 2017 pps. 1-16

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:  Outdoor falls are just as common as indoor falls, but have received less attention in research and practice. Behavioral strategies play an important role in outdoor fall prevention. The purpose of this study was to examine predictors of strategy use.

 Length of publication: 16 pages

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Falls prevention process in assisted living communities

18/01/2018

Source: Journal of Applied Gerontology

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Date of publication: 19th December 2017 pps. 1-21

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are a significant issue for older adults, and many older adults who once received care in nursing homes now reside in assisted living communities (ALCs). ALC staff needs to address resident falls prevention; however, federal or state requirements or oversight are limited. This research explores falls prevention in Wisconsin ALCs in the context of the Kotter Change Model to identify strategies and inform efforts to establish a more consistent, proactive falls prevention process for ALCs.

 Length of publication: 21 pages

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Booby-trapped obstacle course trains older people not to fall

18/01/2018

Source: New Scientist 

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Date of publication: 21 December 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: An obstacle course has been created to train older people how not to fall.

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Evaluation of organisational change to reduce fall and other injuries

19/12/2017

Source: Applied Ergonomics, 2018, Volume 68 p. 42-53

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Date of publication: April 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Long term care workers are at significant risk for occupation-related injuries. This study sought to evaluate the implementation process of a participatory change programme to reduce risk. Process evaluation revealed idiosyncratic approaches to recruitment and related challenges of reaching staff. Solutions to prioritized hazards were developed and implemented, despite time challenges. The iterative solution development approach was embraced. Program fidelity was considered good despite early program time demands. Post implementation reports revealed sustained hazard identification and solution development.

Length of publication: 11 pages

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How slippers could help save the NHS £2.3bn a year

19/12/2017

Source: ITV

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Date of publication: 4th December

Publication type: News items

In a nutshell: Doctors at one of Wales’ biggest hospitals are encouraging people to buy well-fitted slippers as gifts for Christmas to prevent their loved ones falling.

Length of publication: One page


Accessible fall prevention interventions for older adults with low vision

19/12/2017

Source: Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation 

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Date of publication: Volume 33 iss. 4, October/December 2017, pps. 280–285

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this article is to assess fall prevention services and provide information on tailoring interventions for older adults with low vision.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Educating and engaging older adults in the Sure Steps® fall prevention program

19/12/2017

Source: Home Healthcare Now

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Date of publication:  November/December 2017 – Vol. 35 – Iss. 10 – pps.  542–548

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The purpose of this article is to describe a pilot study that examined the impact of the Sure Steps® Fall Prevention Program on incidence of falls among adults 65 and older living in their home.

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Nurses’ perceptions of preventing falls for patients with dementia in the acute hospital setting

19/12/2017

Source: Australasian Journal on Ageing

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Date of publication: 24 November 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this analysis was to explore nurses’ perspectives regarding fall prevention for patients with dementia in an acute care setting.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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A palliative approach to falls in advanced dementia

19/12/2017

Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2017, online

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are a preventable cause of injury and death in older adults with dementia, and can be a marker of quality of care in long-term care facilities. This clinical review considers the common challenges and pitfalls in both the management of falls and the provision of palliative care in advanced dementia. It concludes that falls in the advanced stage of dementia can be sentinel events indicating the need for a palliative approach to care. Rather than replace falls prevention activities, a palliative approach to falls prompts the selection of dementia stage-appropriate interventions with a focus on symptom management, comfort, and dignity.

Length of publication: 1 page

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