Category list : Falls
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There is little point in recommending vitamin D supplements to improve bone health and prevent fractures and falls in elderly patients, according to the largest analysis of research evidence to date.
Older adults given a falls prevention plan in primary care settings are less likely to be hospitalised, according to a US study by nurse researchers.
A national campaign to end “pyjama paralysis” has helped reduce falls and pressure ulcers and cut the length of time people spent in hospital, according to an evaluation.
Older people with very low cardiovascular disease risks also have very little frailty, according to UK researchers, who say it raises the possibility that frailty could be prevented.
A drop in falls has been observed at a care home on the South Coast, following the completion of an academic programme by one of its senior nurses.
Recent opioid use is associated with both an increased risk of falls in older adults and also an increased risk of death, warn Canadian researchers in the wake of a large study.
Long-term proton pump inhibitor (PPI) use does not increase the risk of hip fracture among patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to researchers.
Patient falls and pressure ulcers have been reduced since two hospital nurses successfully lobbied for an administrative assistant to be appointed to support them, they have told Nursing Times.
More patients that have experienced a “fragility” fracture need access to secondary prevention through services driven by specialist fracture liaison nurses, according to a new audit.
A patient’s history of past falls can help predict their risk of bone fractures, independent of bone mineral density and other clinical factors, according to researchers.