The risk of falling among older adults in long-term care

18/01/2017

Source: Kontakt, 2017, online

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Date of publication: December 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To identify the incidence of key fall risk factors in groups of older adults in long-term care facilities and to find out which factors can be identified by the Morse Fall Scale (MFS) as significant in relation to high fall risks. Fall risk screening is the basis for efficient intervention planning. MFS is often recommended for fall risk detection even in long-term care settings. This tool provides nurses with the information on the level of fall risk and specific risk factors. It also enables targeted planning of preventive and protective interventions.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Combined effects of antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, narcotics and sedative-hypnotics on falls in a nursing home long term care unit

13/03/2014

Source: JAMDA

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Date of publication: March 1st 2014 15(3) pps. 15-21

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The risks of antipsychotics, antidepressants, anxiolytics, narcotics and sedative-hypnotics, medications which may potentially confer risk to the patient, in the long term care environment.

Length of publication: six pages

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Designing and evaluating an electronic patient falls reporting system

13/12/2013

Source: International Journal of Medical Informatics, 2013, Vol 82 no 11 p. e294-e306

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Date of publication: November 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Electronic falls reporting systems can often aid improvement efforts to prevent patient falls, thereby saving money and lives, but many long term care facilities either can’t or won’t invest in such systems due to costs or lack of staff training. This paper looks at a system that is easy to use, and with no initial investment costs aside from personnel to set up.

Length of publication: 12 pages

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