Tag Archives: Interventions to Reduce Falls in Acute Care Hospitals

FallSafe Project: Falls Prevention Care Bundle (Nursing Times / Clinical Medicine)

Summary This article describes a regional initiative to falls prevention, involving the development of champions to give falls avoidance a high priority on hospital wards. It discusses lessons learned. “There should be no complacency: on a 36-bed ward, even a … 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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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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Examples of Supportive Design for People with Dementia (King’s Fund)

Summary Twenty six Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) projects have now been completed in 23 NHS acute, community and mental health hospitals in England. The King’s Fund’s Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) Programme (2009-2012) involved exploring ways to improve the … Continue reading

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Updated List of Enhancing the Healing Environment (EHE) and Dementia Care Projects Completed (King’s Fund)

[A version of this item features in Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust), Volume 3 Issue 4, November 2012]. Summary The King’s Fund has created a list of the organisations which have participated in their Enhancing the Healing … Continue reading

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Falls Prevention Resource Pack (RCP’s FallSafe Project)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 12, July 2012]. Summary Over 280,000 patient falls occur in hospitals and mental health units annually, costing approximately £15 million per annum. Most persons … Continue reading

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Falls Prevention in Hospitals (RAND Corporation)

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 2 Issue 9, April 2012]. Summary This systematic review of the evidence on hospital falls prevention is a contribution to a resource guide about interventions to … Continue reading

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