Prevention of falls in hospital

15/09/2017

Source: Clinical Medicine 

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Date of publication:  Aug. 2017  vol 17(4) pps. 360–2

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study looks at how a coordinated multidisciplinary clinical team approach can reduce the incidence of inpatient falls 20–30%.

Length of publication: 3 pages

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Seasonal ambient changes influence inpatient falls

21/02/2017

Source: Age and Ageing

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Date of publication: 5th January 2017

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article investigates the influence of both behavioural and ambient factors on inpatient falls, focusing on seasonal and diurnal variations.

 Length of publication: 5 pages

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Video Monitoring to Reduce Falls And Patient Companion Costs For Adult Inpatients

19/10/2016

Source: Nursing Economics

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Date of publication: Jul/Aug 2016 34(4) pps. 185-189.

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC, 2013), the financial cost of a fall with injury in an older adult is estimated at $17,500. In response to these risks, nurses often turn to 1:1 patient companions as an intervention to prevent falls (Rochefort, Ward, Ritchie, Girard, & Tamblyn, 2012). Because of the expense of 1:1 patient companions, remote video monitoring has become an attractive option to reduce falls as it allows one telesitter to observe and verbally redirect multiple patients from a remote location.

 Length of publication: four pages

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Reducing inpatient falls in a 100% single room elderly care environment: evaluation of the impact of a systematic nurse training programme on falls risk assessment (FRA)

15/09/2016

Source: BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 

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Date of publication: 29th July 2016

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of the project is to reduce the incidence of IF and associated adverse clinical outcomes in a hospital with 100% single rooms.

 Length of publication: 10 pages

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