This National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) clinical guideline covers the assessment and prevention of falls in older people. This guideline updates and replaces the earlier guidance on “Falls (NICE Clinical Guideline 21)” and includes information on the assessment and prevention of falls in older people in hospital.
“All people aged 65 or older are covered by all guideline recommendations. People aged 50 to 64 who are admitted to hospital and are judged by a clinician to be at higher risk of falling because of an underlying condition are also covered by the guideline recommendations about assessing and preventing falls in older people during a hospital stay”.
Read more: Falls.
The main section headings in “Falls Assessment and Prevention in Older People: NICE Clinical Guideline 161” comprise:
- Patient-centred care.
- Key priorities for implementation.
- Research recommendations.
- Other information. (Links to related guidelines).
- The Guideline Development Group, Internal Clinical Guidelines Team, and NICE Project Team 2013.
- The Guideline Development Group, National Collaborating Centre and Additional Assistance 2004.
- About this guideline.
Falls: assessment and prevention of falls in older people. London: National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), June 13th 2013. NICE Clinical Guideline 161.
NICE Falls Pathway
A new NICE Pathway has been created to provide a succinct “map of medicine” style graphic summary of this guidance:
[A brief reference to this item features in Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWNHST), Volume 3 Issue 9, August 2013].