The patients’ perspective of sustaining a fall in hospital: a qualitative study

20/11/2017

Source: Journal of Clinical Nursing 

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Date of publication: 19th September 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A qualitative phenomenological design was used to investigate the experience of falling in hospital.

 Length of publication: 27 pages

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Five key factors could reduce falls in hospitals, says regulator

15/09/2017

Source: Nursing Times

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Date of publication: 21 July 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A report on a review based on existing evidence and data which provides an overview of the scale of inpatient falls and the benefits to the NHS if the rate of falls was reduced in hospitals.

Length of publication: One page

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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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Association between nurse staffing and in-hospital bone fractures: a retrospective cohort study

15/09/2016

Source: Health Services Research 

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Date of publication: 24th July 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this paper is to determine if sufcient nurse stafng reduced in-hospital fractures in acute care hospitals.

 Length of publication: 19 pages

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Advanced practice nuhttps://fallspreventionnwpctl.wordpress.com/rse-led statewide collaborative to reduce falls in hospitals

15/09/2016

Source: Nursing Care Quality 

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Date of publication:  28 July 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Thirty-eight hospitals participated in falls prevention team training, followed by coaching and mentoring over 3 months to develop unit-based initiatives to reduce falls. Initiatives centered on fall risk assessment, rounding, or postfall assessment. Paired t test of the pre-/postintervention fall rates of 23 of the hospitals revealed reduced fall rates (P < .01). The estimated mean decrease was 1.7 falls per 1000 patient days (95% confidence limits of 0.7-2.7).

 Length of publication: 6 pages

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Establishing the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and student experience of a simulation-based education training program on the prevention of falls (STOP-Falls) among hospitalised inpatients: a protocol for a randomised controlled trial

21/06/2016

Source: BMJ Open 

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Date of publication: 2nd June 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This cluster, cross-over randomised controlled trial with a concurrent economic evaluation (cost per fall prevented) trial will evaluate the effectiveness, cost-effectiveness and student experience of health professional students undertaking simulation training for the prevention of falls among hospitalised inpatients. This research will target the students within the established undergraduate student placements of Monash University medicine, nursing and allied health across Peninsula Health acute and subacute inpatient wards.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Is single room hospital accommodation associated with differences in healthcare-associated infection, falls, pressure ulcers or medication errors? A natural experiment with non-equivalent controls

21/06/2016

Source: Journal of Health Services Research and Policy

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Date of publication: 2016, Vol. 21(3) pps. 147–155

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A wide range of patient benefits have been attributed to single room hospital accommodation including a reduction in adverse patient safety events. However, studies have been limited to the US with limited evidence from elsewhere. The aim of this study was to assess the impact on safety outcomes of the move to a newly built all single room acute hospital.

 Length of publication: 8 pages

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Review on prevention of falls in hospital settings

21/04/2016

Source: Chinese Nursing Research

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Date of publication: 21st March 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This review will first cover the root causes of falls, identify preventive measures associated with these falls, and provide an overview of best practice of fall prevention at leading institutions.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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