Category list : Falls
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The installation of a digital patient monitoring system on two dementia wards in the West Midlands cut falls by a third and saved nurses a considerable amount of time, a clinical study found.
Falls in older people living in the community can successfully be prevented by prescribing exercise, according to a major new review of the research evidence.
This article offers a comprehensive overview of osteoporosis and the role of nurses in its diagnosis and management. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
Hip fractures occur mostly in older people, many of whom have comorbidities, underlying conditions and/or cognitive impairment. This article, the second in a two-part series, describes the essential nursing care from admission to secondary prevention
This article, the first in a two-part series, offers a comprehensive overview of hip fracture and how to prevent it. It comes with a self-assessment enabling you to test your knowledge after reading it
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.