Home care safety falls prevention virtual improvement collaborative

17/11/2015

Source: Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement 

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Date of publication: 4th November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: The Canadian Patient Safety Institute, Canadian Home Care Association and Canadian Foundation for Healthcare Improvement have launched a new pan-Canadian initiative to prevent falls in the home.

Length of publication: One page

 


Depressive symptoms and adverse outcomes from hospitalization in older adults: secondary outcomes of a trial of falls prevention education

17/04/2015

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: January -February 2015 vol. 60 iss. 1 pps. 96-102

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: A study that attempts to describe the magnitude of depressive symptoms, shift of depressive symptoms and the impact of the symptoms of depression among older hospital patients during hospital admission and identify whether exposure to falls prevention education affected symptoms of depression.

Length of publication: six pages

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Bedside nurses leading the way for falls prevention: an evidence-based approach

17/04/2015

Source: Critical Care Nurse

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Date of publication: April 2015 vol. 35 iss. 2 pps. 82-84

Publication type: journal article

In a nutshell: An article on how falls could be reduced with planning and intervention techniques.

Length of publication: two pages

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Depressive symptoms and adverse outcomes from hospitalization in older adults: secondary outcomes of a trial of falls prevention education

16/10/2014

Source: Archives of Gerontology and Geriatircs

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Date of publication: September 25th 2014 – article in press

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell:This study aims to describe the magnitude of depressive symptoms, shift of depressive symptoms and the impact of the symptoms of depression amongst older hospital patients during hospital admission and identify whether exposure to falls prevention education affected symptoms of depression

Length of publication: unknown

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REFINE (REducing Falls in In-patieNt Elderly) using bed and bedside chair pressure sensors linked to radio-pagers in acute hospital care

16/04/2014

Source: Age and Ageing

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Date of publication: March 2014 43(2) pps 247-53

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to determine the effectiveness of sensor technology in the reduction of hospital falls.

Length of publication: 6 pages

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Prevalence and impact of fall-risk-increasing drugs, polypharmacy, and drug-drug interactions in robust versus frail hospitalised falls patients

13/03/2014

Source: Drugs and Aging

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Date of publication: March 1st 2014 31(3) pps. 225-232

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A cohort study looking at the prevalence and clinical impact of fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs), total number of medications, and drug–drug interactions (DDIs) in both robust and frail patients.

Length of publication: seven pages

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Limited discussion between health professionals, older adults and their caregivers on falls prevention during and after hospitalization.

16/01/2014

Source: Health Education Research

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Date of publication: 1st December 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To describe the sources of falls prevention information provided to older adults during and after hospitalization, identify and explore reasons why discussion about falls prevention may not take place.

Length of publication: 15 pages

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