Integrated care for older people : guidelines on community-level interventions to manage declines in intrinsic capacity

20/11/2017

Source: World Health Organization

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Date of publication: 2017

 Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: The recommendations provided here on integrated care for older people (ICOPE) offer evidence-based guidance to health care providers on the appropriate approaches at the community level to detect and manage important declines in physical and mental capacities, and to deliver interventions in support of caregivers. These standards can act as the basis for national guidelines and for the inclusion of older people’s health care in primary care programmes, using a person-centred and integrated approach.

 Length of publication: 60 pages

 

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Falls and fracture consensus statement resource pack

17/10/2017

Source: Public Health England 

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Date of publication: July 2017

Publication type: Government publication

In a nutshell: A resource pack containing information and resources to support commissioners and strategic leads with a remit for falls prevention, bone health and healthy ageing.

Length of publication: 34 pages

 

 


Falls and fracture consensus statement supporting commissioning for prevention

17/10/2017

Source: Public Health England

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Date of publication: January 2017

Publication type: Government publication

In a nutshell: The Consensus Statement accompanies the Resource Pack, and contains information and resources to support commissioners and strategic
leads with a remit for falls prevention, bone health and healthy ageing.

Length of publication: 22 pages

 


Welsh Ambulance Service distributes CSP’s falls prevention booklet

14/07/2017

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapists website

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: News press release

In a nutshell: Patients using non-emergency transport vehicles in Wales are receiving copies of the CSP’s Get Up and Go booklet about how to avoid falls. ‘Developed by Saga in association with the CSP, it covers a range of falls prevention aspects and includes exercises for strength and balance, as well as guidance about getting up from a fall.’

Length of publication: 1 page


Falls and fractures: consensus statement

17/03/2017

Source: Government website, 2017

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Date of publication: January 2017

Publication type: Guidance

In a nutshell: Public Health England have published new guidance on falls and fractures around supporting commissioning for prevention. It outlines approaches to interventions and activities helping to prevent falls and fractures to improve health outcomes for older people


Bedside vision check for falls prevention: assessment tool

21/02/2017

Source: Royal College of Physicians 

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Date of publication: 23rd January 2017

 Publication type: Guideline

In a nutshell: The National Audit of Inpatient Falls (NAIF) has collaborated with partners to produce a new vision assessment tool which enables ward staff to quickly assess a patient’s eyesight in order to help prevent them falling or tripping while in hospital.

 Length of publication: One page

 


CSP launches updated Falls Prevention Economic Model online

15/09/2016

Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapists, 2016, online

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Website news item

In a nutshell: The latest version of the Falls Prevention Economic Model, with fresh data and research, is now live on the CSP’s website. It shows that across the UK there is potential to save 160,000 falls each year, equating to a cost saving of £25.2 million to NHS services. The CSP has produced a detailed guide to accompany the relaunched model. The guide includes examples of people using the model and is also available on the society’s website.

Length of publication: 1 page


Implementing guidelines in nursing homes: a systematic review

15/09/2016

Source: BioMed Central

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Date of publication: 25th July 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The objective of this study was to systematically review the effects of interventions to improve the implementation of guidelines in nursing homes.

 Length of publication: 12 pages

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.

 


An interprofessional approach to reducing the risk of falls through enhanced collaborative practice

15/09/2016

Source: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 

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Date of publication:   August 2016 Vol. Iss. 64 pps. 1701–1707

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: 7 pages

 Length of publication:  This article describes a project that engaged an interprofessional teaching team to support interprofessional clinical teams to reduce fall risk in older adults by implementing the AGS/BGS guidelines.

Some important notes: Please contact your local NHS Library for the full text of the article. Follow this link to find your local NHS Library.