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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/159204
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Analysis of Accident Reports in a Nursing Home in Japan
Abstract:
The Analysis of Accident Reports in a Nursing Home in Japan
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2007
Author:Hirata, Hiromi, MN
P.I. Institution Name:Fukushima Medical University
Contact Address:School of Nursing, 1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima City, Fukushima, 960-1295, Japan
The purpose of this study is to investigate what kinds of accidents have been reported in a nursing home during the past year and to identify the causes of the accidents so that caregivers will prevent reoccurrences of similar accidents. The author has analyzed 560 reported cases in 2004 which occurred in a nursing home in the suburban of Tokyo. The result shows that falling accounts for the major accidents (65.5%), followed by injuries caused by the caregivers' careless mistakes (8.0%) and medication errors (2.9%). Several risk factors of falling accidents are: self-transferring (22.1%), inappropriate sitting position (13.1%), unbalanced walking (10.8%), and bad health condition such as fever and pain (7.5%). It is also to be noted that most of the falling cases occurred frequently in the residents' rooms and the corridors in front of the nurse stations. These results suggest that caregivers need to assess residents' overall physical conditions correctly as well as to have a better understanding of the causes and risk factors of the accidents in nursing homes.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Analysis of Accident Reports in a Nursing Home in Japanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/159204-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">The Analysis of Accident Reports in a Nursing Home in Japan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hirata, Hiromi, MN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Fukushima Medical University</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing, 1 Hikarigaoka, Fukushima City, Fukushima, 960-1295, Japan</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">hhirata@fmu.ac.jp</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The purpose of this study is to investigate what kinds of accidents have been reported in a nursing home during the past year and to identify the causes of the accidents so that caregivers will prevent reoccurrences of similar accidents. The author has analyzed 560 reported cases in 2004 which occurred in a nursing home in the suburban of Tokyo. The result shows that falling accounts for the major accidents (65.5%), followed by injuries caused by the caregivers' careless mistakes (8.0%) and medication errors (2.9%). Several risk factors of falling accidents are: self-transferring (22.1%), inappropriate sitting position (13.1%), unbalanced walking (10.8%), and bad health condition such as fever and pain (7.5%). It is also to be noted that most of the falling cases occurred frequently in the residents' rooms and the corridors in front of the nurse stations. These results suggest that caregivers need to assess residents' overall physical conditions correctly as well as to have a better understanding of the causes and risk factors of the accidents in nursing homes.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:48:10Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:48:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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