Using Multifactorial Interventions to Prevent Elderly Hospitalized Patients with Mental Health Disorders from Falling

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/324659
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Full-text
Type:
Article
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Using Multifactorial Interventions to Prevent Elderly Hospitalized Patients with Mental Health Disorders from Falling
Author(s):
Giancola, Joseph R.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Omicron Delta
Author Details:
Joseph Giancola, M.S.N., J.D., R.N., email: jrgiancola@aol.com
Abstract:

Patients have ethical and legal rights to expect their environment is safe when they are hospitalized.  A component of environmental safety is the duty of hospitals to anticipate the occurrence of patient falls and make reasonable efforts to prevent them.  Falls during hospitalization radically increase physical, mental, and practical costs for patients, caregivers and hospitals.  Elderly hospitalized patients with mental health disorders present a particularly difficult challenge for prevention advocates.  This writer introduces a newly developed fall risk assessment tool called the Fall Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Tool (FALL GAIT).  The FALL GAIT links patient fall risk factors with evidence-based multifactorial interventions for inclusion on patient treatment plans.  The FALL GAIT may prove to be a valuable tool for reducing the rates of falls for elderly hospitalized patients with mental health disorders. 

Keywords:
fall; elderly; mental health; prevention; intervention
MeSH:
Accidental Falls--prevention & control; Aged; Mental Disorders; Intervention Studies
Repository Posting Date:
11-Aug-2014
Date of Publication:
11-Aug-2014
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titleUsing Multifactorial Interventions to Prevent Elderly Hospitalized Patients with Mental Health Disorders from Fallingen_US
dc.contributor.authorGiancola, Joseph R.-
dc.contributor.departmentOmicron Deltaen
dc.author.detailsJoseph Giancola, M.S.N., J.D., R.N., email: jrgiancola@aol.comen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/324659-
dc.description.abstract<p>Patients have ethical and legal rights to expect their environment is safe when they are hospitalized.  A component of environmental safety is the duty of hospitals to anticipate the occurrence of patient falls and make reasonable efforts to prevent them.  Falls during hospitalization radically increase physical, mental, and practical costs for patients, caregivers and hospitals.  Elderly hospitalized patients with mental health disorders present a particularly difficult challenge for prevention advocates.  This writer introduces a newly developed fall risk assessment tool called the Fall Geriatric Assessment and Intervention Tool (FALL GAIT).  The FALL GAIT links patient fall risk factors with evidence-based multifactorial interventions for inclusion on patient treatment plans.  The FALL GAIT may prove to be a valuable tool for reducing the rates of falls for elderly hospitalized patients with mental health disorders. </p>en_GB
dc.subjectfallen_GB
dc.subjectelderlyen_GB
dc.subjectmental healthen_GB
dc.subjectpreventionen_GB
dc.subjectinterventionen_GB
dc.subject.meshAccidental Falls--prevention & controlen_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshMental Disordersen_GB
dc.subject.meshIntervention Studiesen_GB
dc.date.available2014-08-11T18:56:09Z-
dc.date.issued2014-08-11-
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-11T18:56:09Z-
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
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