Evidence-Based Practice: A Falls Prevention Program that Continues to Work
- Faith, health link through Internet. J.A.; Larson, Laurie // AHA News;1/15/96, Vol. 32 Issue 2, p7
Focuses on the communication links between the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia and St. Francis Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. Electronic mail between the groups; Role of spirituality in wellness.
- Laparoscopic Transcystic Management of Choledocholithiasis. Hyser, Matthew J.; Chaudhry, Vivek; Byrne, Mitchel P. // American Surgeon;Jul1999, Vol. 65 Issue 7, p606
Presents information on a study that reviewed Evanston, Illinois-based Saint Francis Hospital's experience with the laparoscopic management of choledocholithiasis from 1991 to 1997. Patients and methods; Results; Conclusions.
- ASTOUNDED BY LACK OF A SIMPLE FALLS PREVENTION STRATEGY. // Nursing Standard;5/15/2013, Vol. 27 Issue 37, p32
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article regarding falls prevention strategy by Janet Brown in the April 24, 2013 issue.
- Implementation Makes the Difference in Reducing Rehospitalization. // Eli's OASIS Alert;Apr2012, Vol. 13 Issue 4, pp45
The article discusses the means to reduce rehospitalization rates of Medicare patients in the U.S. It mentions that the key to reduce such condition is accountability of the home care agency. It notes that preventing unplanned hospitalization involves fall prevention, agency awareness, and...
- Making Falls Go Down. SIMMONS, JANICE // HealthLeaders Magazine;Oct2010, Vol. 13 Issue 10, p64
The article discusses various issues concerning the prevention of fall and fall-related injuries among hospital patients in the U.S. Fall-related injuries are said to be one of the most common and disabling health conditions affecting adults. Health care providers have been devising ways to...
- The Evolution of Falls and Injury Prevention Among Seniors In British Columbia, Canada. Scott, Vicky; Herman, Matt; Gallagher, Elaine; Sum, Alison // Open Aging Journal;2011, Vol. 5, p16
The need to prevent falls and related injuries among seniors is a significant public health issue in Canada and all nations where an aging demographic puts higher numbers at risk. In British Columbia (BC), falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalization and death among seniors....
- Factors influencing the implementation of fall-prevention programmes: a systematic review and synthesis of qualitative studies. Child, Sue; Goodwin, Victoria; Garside, Ruth; Jones-Hughes, Tracey; Boddy, Kate; Stein, Ken // Implementation Science;2012, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p1
Background: More than a third of people over the age of 65 years fall each year. Falling can lead to a reduction in quality of life, mortality, and a risk of prolonged hospitalisation. Reducing and preventing falls has become an international health priority. To help understand why research...
- Give your patient some company to stop fall risk. // ED Nursing;Sep2009, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p128
The article presents a discussion of the important role that close supervision form emergency department nurses can play in preventing falls among hospital patients who are at risk of falling. Assistance with patient supervision which can be obtained from a patient's family members or visitors...
- Do these interventions for patients at risk. // ED Nursing;Sep2009, Vol. 12 Issue 11, p129
The article discusses interventions that nurses can use to prevent falls in patients that are at low, moderate or high risk of falling. A discussion of an intervention program to prevent falls which was developed at St. Luke's Hospital in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania and features a full risk...