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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157603
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Students Create Video on Fall Prevention for Older Adults in the Community
Abstract:
Students Create Video on Fall Prevention for Older Adults in the Community
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2009
Author:Redfield, Carol S., RN, MN
P.I. Institution Name:Seattle Pacific University, School of Health Sciences
Title:Nursing Instructor
Contact Address:3307 3rd Ave West, Seattle, WA, 98119, USA
Contact Telephone:206-281-2774
Purpose: This presentation describes a health promotion project completed by senior baccalaureate nursing students in their synthesis practicum that addressed fall prevention for older adults in living in the community. Background: As the U.S. population ages, the problem of older adult falls is expected to increase. Each year, one in three older Americans (65 and older) fall, and 30 percent of falls cause injuries requiring medical treatment.  Direct medical costs related to falls in the US are nearing 20 billion (CDC, 2000). As baby boomer cohort ages injuries from falls will, unavoidably, increase demands on our already stressed healthcare system. Falls can be prevented and risk for falls should be assessed by nurses working with older adults. Brief description: Nursing students at Seattle Pacific University, with faculty support, produced an 8 minute video on fall prevention titled: "The Good News About Fall Prevention".  The video was designed to be used for both public and professional education and was based on the four fall prevention measures in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) brochure "What You Can Do to Prevent Falls".  The fall prevention measures addressed were the need for exercise, home safety, review of medications and vision exams. The video was made available for viewing and downloading from the Seattle Pacific University website http://spu.edu/depts/hsc/fallprevention/ In 10 short weeks, students worked with older adults conducting interviews and focus groups and collaborated with professionals to edit and produce the video. Outcomes achieved: The video was utilized by many community partners/agencies during Washington State's Fall Prevention Awareness events in 2008. The video was added to the State of Washington's website, including the Department of Health, Injury and Violence Program. Permission to use the video in various hospitals, clinics and home health agencies was granted. The National Council for Aging and CDC also viewed the video and passed the viewing information on to their national network of organizations. Conclusions: The creation of an 8 minute video on prevention of falls by 5 senior nursing students in their synthesis practicum shows that nursing students not only can integrate the pieces of information surrounding gerontology but develop interventions to promote health in the community. The fact that this video was mentioned in one of the New York Times articles in September, 2008 reflects that the nursing students? education in gerontology can have relevance and impact for older adults in the community.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleStudents Create Video on Fall Prevention for Older Adults in the Communityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157603-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Students Create Video on Fall Prevention for Older Adults in the Community</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Redfield, Carol S., RN, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Seattle Pacific University, School of Health Sciences</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3307 3rd Ave West, Seattle, WA, 98119, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">206-281-2774</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">carolsr@spu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: This presentation describes a health promotion project completed by senior baccalaureate nursing students in their synthesis practicum that addressed fall prevention for older adults in living in the community. Background: As the U.S. population ages, the problem of older adult falls is expected to increase.&nbsp;Each year, one in three older Americans (65 and older) fall, and 30 percent of falls cause injuries requiring medical treatment.&nbsp; Direct medical costs related to falls in the US are nearing 20 billion (CDC, 2000). As baby boomer cohort ages injuries from falls will, unavoidably, increase demands on our already stressed healthcare system. Falls can be prevented and risk for falls should be assessed by nurses working with older adults. Brief description: Nursing students at Seattle Pacific University, with faculty support, produced an 8 minute video on fall prevention titled: &quot;The Good News About Fall Prevention&quot;.&nbsp; The video was designed to be used for both public and professional education and was based on the four fall prevention measures in the Center for Disease Control (CDC) brochure &quot;What You Can Do to Prevent Falls&quot;.&nbsp; The fall prevention measures addressed were the need for exercise, home safety, review of medications and vision exams. The video was made available for viewing and downloading from the Seattle Pacific University website http://spu.edu/depts/hsc/fallprevention/ In 10 short weeks, students worked with older adults conducting interviews and focus groups and collaborated with professionals to edit and produce the video. Outcomes achieved: The video was utilized by many community partners/agencies during Washington State's Fall Prevention Awareness events in 2008. The video was added to the State of Washington's website, including the Department of Health, Injury and Violence Program. Permission to use the video in various hospitals, clinics and home health agencies was granted. The National Council for Aging and CDC also viewed the video and passed the viewing information on to their national network of organizations. Conclusions: The creation of an 8 minute video on prevention of falls by 5 senior nursing students in their synthesis practicum shows that nursing students not only can integrate the pieces of information surrounding gerontology but develop interventions to promote health in the community. The fact that this video was mentioned in one of the New York Times articles in September, 2008 reflects that the nursing students? education in gerontology can have relevance and impact for older adults in the community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T20:01:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T20:01:38Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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