Tag Archives: Hospital Falls Prevention

Recently Published Resources on Falls Prevention – In the Community and in Hospitals (BMJ / NHS Improvement / NIHR / JAMA Internal Medicine)

Summary There are uncertainties about the effectiveness of environmental interventions to reduce risk of falls among older persons living in the community. A BMJ systematic review covers the options, coming down in favour of occupational therapist-led environment risk assessments and … Continue reading

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Statistics on Falls in Hospitals: National Audit of Inpatient Falls 2017 (RCP / NHS Improvement)

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s most recent annual report summarises findings of the National Audit of Inpatient Falls, with recommendations for improvement. This report supplies: “ …detailed results from all individual hospitals, enabling comparison with their own performance … Continue reading

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National Audit of Inpatient Falls: Audit Report 2015 (RCP)

Summary The Royal College of Physicians (RCP)’s Falls and Fragility Fracture Audit Programme involves a national clinical audit of the care received by patients in hospital. The following annual report summarises findings of the National Audit of Inpatient Falls. Although … Continue reading

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Dementia Nurse Specialists in Acute Care (University of Southampton / RCN)

Summary This report explores the potential benefits of dementia nursing specialists in supporting people with dementia during admission to hospital and beyond. It explores the business case for developing a dementia specialist nurse role in the UK, with proposals for such nurses … Continue reading

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Predictors Of Fracture: Falls in Hospitals and Residential Care Facilities (BMJ Open)

Summary A study of the predictors of fall-related fractures in healthcare settings was performed to identify any association between fall-related factors and fracture outcomes. A retrospective study of data from 197 public healthcare facilities in Queensland (Australia) was performed, including falls … Continue reading

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Hip Fractures in Hospitalised Medical Patients (BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders)

Summary The incidence of hip fracture among people admitted to internal medicine units in Spain was analyzed. 1127 (0.057%) people received a diagnosis of hip fracture during hospitalisation, and the hospital mortality rate was 27.9%. (versus 9.4% for comparable non-fracture … Continue reading

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Falls Assessment and Prevention in Older People: CG161 (NICE)

Summary 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 … Continue reading

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