Biomechanics of Falling
- Why Patients Fall. Runy, Lee Ann // H&HN: Hospitals & Health Networks;Aug2003, Vol. 77 Issue 8, p24
Focuses on patient falls in U.S. hospitals. Most common cause of patient falls according to the July 2000 Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations Sentinel Event Alert; Causal factors of falls; Patient factors in falls.
- Intralimb Coordination of Fallers and Nonfallers During Stair Climbing and Descent. // Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology;Jun2001 Supplement, Vol. 23 Issue 2, pS51
Presents an abstract of the study 'Intralimb Coordination of Fallers and Nonfallers During Stair Climbing and Descent,' by K. Williams, D.L. Gill, C. Kovacs and L. Williams, presented at the 2001 conference of the North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA).
- Acceptability of fall prevention measures for hospital inpatients. Vassallo, Michael; Stockdale, Rachel; Wilkinson, Charlie; Malik, Naveed; Sharma, Jagdish; Baker, Roger; Allen, Stephen // Age & Ageing;Jul2004, Vol. 33 Issue 4, p400
Presents a study that explored acceptability of fall prevention measures for hospital inpatients in Great Britain. Method of the study; Results and discussion; Conclusion.
- Consistency of hand use and frequent falls. Hicks, Robert A.; Inman, Genevieve // Perceptual & Motor Skills;Jun99 Part 2, Vol. 88 Issue 3, p1107
Examines relationships between consistency of hand use and falling in groups of right-handed university undergraduates who were either consistent or inconsistent in the use of their hands. Association between the consistency of hand use and motor skills; Measurement of falls; Utilization of the...
- Foreign-body aspiration as a cause of an asymmetric carina: case report. Herget, Eric; Hiorns, Melanie P.; Mayo, John R. // Canadian Association of Radiologists Journal;Feb2004, Vol. 55 Issue 1, p13
Discusses the removal of a foreign body, identified in computed tomographic images of a man who sustained multiple injuries after falling onto a concrete floor at a construction site. Requirement of the patient for ventilatory support; Performance of a second flexible bronchoscopy after...
- "The balancing act"-- Licensed practical nurse experiences of falls and fall prevention: a qualitative study. H„ggqvist, Beatrice; Stenvall, Michael; Fjellman-Wiklund, Anncristine; Westerberg, Kristina; Lundin-Olsson, Lillemor // BMC Geriatrics;2012, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p62
Background: Falls are common in old age and may have serious consequences. There are many strategies to predict and prevent falls from occurring in long-term care and hospitals. The aim of this study was to describe licensed practical nurse experiences of predicting and preventing further falls...
- HMRs and osteoporosis. Rigby, Debbie // Australian Journal of Pharmacy;Dec2011, Vol. 92 Issue 1099, p30
The article discusses the need to consider a home medicines review (HMR) for patients with osteoporosis. It relates some studies on osteoporosis that affect millions of Australians. It describes several issues that may lead to better patient understanding and improve adherence to and persistence...
- Reducing Patient Falls in Inpatient Settings. Bemis-Dougherty, Anita // PT: Magazine of Physical Therapy;May2008, Vol. 16 Issue 5, p36
The article focuses on methods used to prevent patient falls in inpatient settings. Physical therapists (PTs) should assess the patient's heart rate and blood pressure in various positions to determine their orthostatic hypotension which can precipitate a fall after bed rest. They must focus on...
- The local falls and osteoporosis service: does it meet the needs of patients? Husk, Jan; Jensen, Jan; O'Riordan, Shelagh // Nursing Older People;Dec2007, Vol. 19 Issue 10, p34
This articles examines a local evidence-based falls and osteoporosis service that used a pathway of screening, multi-factorial assessment and interventions. Patients were not asked whether the service met their needs so a questionnaire was developed and distributed to people aged 65 and over...