Root cause analysis of fall-related hospitalisations among residents of aged care services

03/12/2019

Source: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research

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Date of publication: 14 November 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Fall-related hospitalisations from residential aged care services (RACS) are distressing for residents and costly to the healthcare system. Strategies to limit hospitalisations include preventing injurious falls and avoiding hospital transfers when falls occur. The aims of this study is to undertake a root cause analysis (RCA) of fall-related hospitalisations from RACS and identify opportunities for fall prevention and hospital avoidance.

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Use of physical restraint in nursing homes in Spain and relation with resident characteristics: a retrospective multi-centre cohort study with a self-organised maps approach

22/08/2019

Source: Ageing and Society

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Date of publication: 18 June 2019

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This is a retrospective cohort study based on data from five nursing homes which aims to appraise how physical and cognitive characteristics of nursing home residents were associated with the use of restraints, and to provide information on their prevalence in Spain. The goal was to assess, in a visual way, the possible interactions between the nursing homes residents’ characteristics and their association with the use of restraints.

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Quality changes after implementation of an episode of care model with strict criteria for physical therapy in Ontario’s long‐term care homes

21/09/2018

Source: Health Services Research

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Date of publication: 9th August 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study is to describe the proportion of residents receiving rehabilitation in long-term care (LTC) homes, and scores on activities of daily living (ADL) and falls qualityindicators (QIs) before and after change from fee-for-service to an episode of caremodel; and to evaluate the effect of the change on the QIs. 

 Length of publication: 23 pages

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Pain, fear of falling, and functional performance among nursing home residents: a longitudinal study

16/05/2018

Source: Western Journal of Nursing Research 

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Date of publication: 25th march 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The aim of this study was to analyze the impact of being pain-affected and fear of falling on functional performance among nursing home residents, longitudinally.

 Length of publication: 26 pages

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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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