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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/151197
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Disparity in Fall Assessments of Older Adults in Healthcare Settings
Abstract:
Disparity in Fall Assessments of Older Adults in Healthcare Settings
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Snyder, Jennifer A., RN, BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Riverside Methodist Hospital
Title:Staff Nurse, Graduate Student
[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] With the upcoming increase of geriatrics in the American population, there is no doubt that healthcare concerns surrounding older adults will continue to increase and demand action. The percentage of elderly persons who fall each year continues to increase, especially in the hospital setting. According to reports from the Joint Commission, from 2002 to 2005, the number of sentinel fall events reported by hospitals more than tripled. Although there has been an increased effort to identify risk-factors for falls and implement fall precaution plans, healthcare has yet to establish highly effective, versatile fall reduction programs that reduce incidence of falls across the nation. Review of current legislation and policy regarding falls among the elderly shows a significant lack of evidence-based practice and implementation of fall-reduction programs. Varied definitions of falls, inadequate descriptions and reports, and vague policies all lead to non-conclusive data and a lack of effective treatment.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDisparity in Fall Assessments of Older Adults in Healthcare Settingsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/151197-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Disparity in Fall Assessments of Older Adults in Healthcare Settings</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Snyder, Jennifer A., RN, BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Riverside Methodist Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Staff Nurse, Graduate Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">JSnyder001@insight.rr.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Evidence-based Practice Session - Paper or Poster Presentation] With the upcoming increase of geriatrics in the American population, there is no doubt that healthcare concerns surrounding older adults will continue to increase and demand action. The percentage of elderly persons who fall each year continues to increase, especially in the hospital setting. According to reports from the Joint Commission, from 2002 to 2005, the number of sentinel fall events reported by hospitals more than tripled. Although there has been an increased effort to identify risk-factors for falls and implement fall precaution plans, healthcare has yet to establish highly effective, versatile fall reduction programs that reduce incidence of falls across the nation. Review of current legislation and policy regarding falls among the elderly shows a significant lack of evidence-based practice and implementation of fall-reduction programs. Varied definitions of falls, inadequate descriptions and reports, and vague policies all lead to non-conclusive data and a lack of effective treatment.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:54:44Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:54:44Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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