Morecambe Bay CCG encourage people to have a plan if they fall

25/06/2019

Source: Lancaster Guardian 

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Date of publication: 9 May 2019

 Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: As part of Morecambe Bay CCG’s falls prevention campaign, members of the public are being asked to think about what they would do if they had a fall.

 Length of publication: One page

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Ward sees dramatic drop in falls after introducing ‘safety huddles’

25/06/2019

Source: Nursing Times

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Date of publication: 20 May 2019

 Publication type: New item

In a nutshell: A ward at Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust has seen inpatients falls drop by 70% since it introduced “safety huddles” almost 12 months ago.

 Length of publication: One page

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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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‘Managing pieces of a personal puzzle’ — Older people’s experiences of self-management falls prevention exercise guided by a digital program or a booklet

08/04/2019

Source: BMC, research in progress

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Date of publication: 18th February 2018, Vol. 19 iss. 43, pps. 1-12

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to explore older people’s experiences of a self-management fall prevention exercise routine guided either by a digital program (web-based or mobile) or a paper booklet.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

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Environmental interventions for preventing falls in older people living in the community

08/04/2019

Source: The Cochrane Library 

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Date of publication: February 2019, pps. 1-21

 Publication type: protocol

In a nutshell: This is a protocol for a Cochrane Review (Intervention). The objectives are as follows: To assess the effects (benefits and harms) of environmental interventions (such as assistive devices, and reduction of fall hazards in home, outdoors, and public places) for preventing falls in older people living in the community.

 Length of publication: 21 pages

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Exercise prevents fall-related injuries in older people

08/04/2019

Source: Nature Reviews: Endocrinology

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Date of publication: 18th February 2019.Vol.15, pps. 193–194

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Long-term exercise is an important lifestyle factor that can substantially improve the health of older individuals. A new meta-analysis and systematic review builds on previous studies and provides further evidence that exercise interventions can prevent fall-related injuries and fractures in people aged >60 years.

 Length of publication: two pages

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Using a fall prevention checklist to reduce hospital falls: results of a quality improvement project

08/04/2019

Source: American Journal of Nursing

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Date of publication: March 2019 , Vol. 119 iss. 3, pps. 43–49

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This quality improvement (QI) initiative aimed to promote patient safety by improving adherence to an existing hospita-approved fall prevention protocol. Specific aims of the initiative were to evaluate the impact of using a fall prevention checklist on (1) the implementation of a bundle of 14 specific interventions (the fall prevention protocol) and (2) the incidence of falls on participating units.

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Fall prevention in community-dwelling older adults

18/01/2019

Source: Annals of Internal Medicine

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Date of publication: 4 December 2018

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Falls are common among older adults. One in 3 adults aged 65 years or older and 1 in 2 adults aged 80 years or older fall each year. Interventions for prevention have been identified; however, they are often not addressed in primary care practice. Screening all older adults annually for falls can identify who will benefit from further clinical evaluation and management. Falls and the need for care from subsequent injury increase with age. They adversely affect quality of life and are a financial burden on the health care industry. As a result, risk reduction is a key focus of prevention efforts, even among very elderly persons.

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Effects of the post fall index on device and equipment costs for falls prevention

18/01/2019

Source: Innovation In Ageing

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Date of publication: November 2018, supp. 1, pps. 361-362

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Interventions for fall prevention must consider facility costs for purchasing durable medical equipment (DME), especially since items are expensive, possibly non- reimbursable or ineffective in falls prevention. The purpose of this study was to monetize the aggregate costs for DME used for fall care for one nursing home of elderly fallers pre- and post-intervention.

Length of publication: One page

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Feasibility of Trial Procedures for a Randomised Controlled Trial of a Community Based Group Exercise Intervention for Falls Prevention in Visually Impaired Older People: The VIOLET Study

18/01/2019

Source: Northumbria Research Link

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Date of publication: 11 December 2018

Publication type: Website

In a nutshell: Visually impaired older people (VIOP) have a higher risk of falling than their sighted peers, and are likely to avoid physical activity. The aim was to adapt the existing Falls Management Exercise (FaME) programme for VIOP, delivered in the community, and to investigate the feasibility of conducting a definitive randomised controlled trial (RCT) of this adapted intervention.

Length of publication: One page

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