Long-term effectiveness of a multifactorial program in Bavarian nursing homes

16/06/2017

Source: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, 2017, Vol 18, no 6, p. 552.e7-552.e17

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Date of publication: June 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Femoral fractures are frequently consequences of falls in nursing homes and are associated with considerable costs and unfavorable outcomes such as immobility and mortality. The purpose of this study was to examine the long-term effectiveness of a multifactorial fall and fracture prevention program in nursing homes in terms of reducing femoral fractures.

Length of publication: 10 pages

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Experiences with fall prevention technology within nursing homes

27/01/2017

Source: Geriatric Nursing, 2016, Online

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Date of publication: December 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This joint US and Dutch study investigated how existing fall prevention technology was experienced within nursing home nurses’ environment and workflow. Two case reports were constructed from interview and observational data comparing the magnitude of falls, safety cultures and technology characteristics/effectiveness. Across cases, 1) a coordinated communication system was essential in facilitating effective fall prevention alert response, and 2) nursing home safety culture is tightly associated with the chosen technological system.

Length of publication: 1 page

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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

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Designing a smart watch interface for a notification and communication system for nursing homes

15/08/2016

Source: Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population. Design for Aging

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Date of publication: June 2016

 Publication type: Book chapter

In a nutshell: Among the unique challenges faced by nursing homes is poor communication and notification. An analysis of the work system showed that a mobile device-based system that rely less on auditory display is promising. We proposed a smartwatch interface as part of communication and notification system for nursing homes. A user-centered design approach was adopted in the design and evaluation of the interface. The application integrates call light system, chair and bed alarms, wander guard, and calling for help functions and uses multi-modal interfaces to provide informative alarms for nursing home staff. Through a process of iterative testing and refinement with prospective users (through cognitive walkthrough, heuristic evaluation and usability testing of low-fidelity prototypes), a final design was well received by nursing experts in geriatric care and at local nursing homes. The effects of the system will be tested in the future using a high-fidelity prototype through simulation experiment.

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Improving nursing home falls management program by enhancing standard of care with collaborative care multi-interventional protocol focused on fall prevention

23/05/2016

Source: Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

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Date of publication: April 2016 Vol. 6 Iss. 6 pps. 1-13

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A quality assurance project to implement a collaborative multi-strategy fall risk management program to reduce patient falls within a nursing home.

Length of publication: 13 pages


‘Real-Time’ data from nursing home EMRs could aid in falls prevention

10/07/2015

1Source: PT in Motion

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Date of publication: 6th July 2015

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: A new study which looks how nursing home electronic medical records (EMRs) could contain predictive “real time” data that can shed light on resident falls risk, and make identifying those most at risk for falls more precise.

Length of publication: One page

 


Happy pills in nursing homes in Belgium: A cohort study to determine prescribing patterns and relation to fall risk

15/07/2014

Source: Journal of Clincial Gerontology and Geriatrics

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Date of publication: June 2014 5(2) pps. 53-57

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study documents the current use of psychotropics in Flemish nursing homes, and examines the relation to fall risk.

Length of publication: 4 pages

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Quality Improvement in Nursing Homes: testing of an Alarm Elimination Program

13/03/2014

Source: Journal of Nursing Care Quality

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Date of publication: January-March 2014 29(1) pps. 60-65

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This article describes the development and pilot testing of an alarm elimination program for nursing homes.

Length of publication: five pages

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