Predictive Factors for Inpatient Falls among Children with Cerebral Palsy

19/10/2016

Source: Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 2016, online

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Date of publication: September 2016

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Inpatient falls are of significant concern. The aim of this prospective study was to determine the predictors of inpatient falls among children with cerebral palsy in a rehabilitation hospital. A total of 93 patients with cerebral palsy were assessed based on a variety of tests. The study found that children with cerebral palsy may experience inpatient falls, but further studies are required in order to develop prevention programs. For patients diagnosed with cerebral palsy, these results may help identify possible inpatient fallers on hospital admission.

Length of publication: 1 page

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In-patient rehab recommended over nursing homes for stroke rehab

23/05/2016

Source: Science Daily

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Date of publication: 4th May 2016

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Describes the guidelines that have been developed by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association for rehabilitation after a stroke.

Length of publication: One page


Using dollhouses to teach falls prevention

16/12/2015

Source: CBC News

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Date of publication: 30th November 2015

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Dollhouses teach children to watch for hazards in the home in the hope the word passes to grandparents.

Length of publication: One page

 

 

 


Predicting and assessing fall risk in an acute inpatient rehabilitation facility

16/04/2014

Source: Rehabilitation Nursing

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Date of publication: March/April 2014 39(2) pps 86-93

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: A study to identify risk factors for falls and develop an assessment tool specific for an inpatient rehabilitation facility setting.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Delphi-based assessment of fall-related risk factors in acute rehabilitation settings according to the international classification of functioning, disability and health

24/02/2014

Source: Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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Date of publication: January 2014 95(1) pps 50-57

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: To apply the International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) model to fall prevention by developing an ICF core set for fall risks in acute rehabilitation settings.

Length of publication: 7 pages

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Classification of falls in stroke rehabilitation

19/08/2013

Source: Clinical Rehabilitation, 2013, online

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Date of publication: July 2013

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: This study examined patient characteristics during different types of falls, to compare outcomes of falls to develop a practical falls taxonomy. Four main types of falls were recorded, though with overlapping characteristics. This study asserts that different falls-prevention strategies may be needed for each group/type.

Length of publication: 1 page

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Community Falls and Fracture Rehabilitation Programs by Falls Assist UK

19/08/2013

Source: ProFaNE website

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Date of publication: July 2013

Publication type: News item

In a nutshell: Falls Assist UK is new independent company established in 2011 by a network of healthcare professionals specialising in community-based falls and hip fracture rehabilitation. The company is a member of the Falls and Fracture Alliance of England and provides comprehensive rehabilitation services to the elderly in the community as well as clinics and residential homes.

Length of publication: 1 page