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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/347138
Category:
Full-text
Type:
Best Practice Guideline
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Other
Title:
Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult
Author(s):
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Abstract:

The purpose of this guideline is to increase all nurses’ confidence, knowledge, skills and abilities in the identification of adults within health care facilities at risk of falling and to define interventions for the prevention of falling. It does not include interventions for prevention of falls and fall injuries in older adults living in community settings. The guideline has relevance to areas of clinical practice including acute care and long-term care, and will assist nurses to apply the best available research evidence to clinical decisions, and to promote the responsible use of health care resources. Specifically, Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult will assist nurses to:

■ Identify risk factors for falls;

■ Decrease the incidence of falls; and

■ Decrease the incidence of injurious falls.

Keywords:
fall injuries; older adult
MeSH:
Aged; Accidental Falls--prevention & control; Nursing Practice, Evidence-Based; Evidence-Based Practice; Practice Guideline
Repository Posting Date:
25-Mar-2015
Date of Publication:
May-2011
Version of Published Work:
Publisher's Version
Citation:
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario. (2011, May). Prevention of falls and fall injuries in the older adult. (Rev. ed.) Toronto, ON: Author. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/347138
Publisher:
Registered Nurses' Association of Ontario
Series/Report no.:
Nursing Best Practice Guideline
Sponsors:
Government of Ontario

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typeBest Practice Guidelineen
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachOtheren
dc.titlePrevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adulten
dc.contributor.authorRegistered Nurses' Association of Ontario-
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/347138-
dc.description.abstract<p>The purpose of this guideline is to increase all nurses’ confidence, knowledge, skills and abilities in the identification of adults within health care facilities at risk of falling and to define interventions for the prevention of falling. It does not include interventions for prevention of falls and fall injuries in older adults living in community settings. The guideline has relevance to areas of clinical practice including acute care and long-term care, and will assist nurses to apply the best available research evidence to clinical decisions, and to promote the responsible use of health care resources. Specifically, Prevention of Falls and Fall Injuries in the Older Adult will assist nurses to:</p> <p>■ Identify risk factors for falls;</p> <p>■ Decrease the incidence of falls; and</p> <p>■ Decrease the incidence of injurious falls.</p>en_GB
dc.subjectfall injuriesen_GB
dc.subjectolder adulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshAccidental Falls--prevention & controlen_US
dc.subject.meshNursing Practice, Evidence-Baseden_US
dc.subject.meshEvidence-Based Practiceen_US
dc.subject.meshPractice Guidelineen_US
dc.date.available2015-03-25T19:28:50Z-
dc.date.issued2011-05-
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-25T19:28:50Z-
dc.type.versionPublisher's Versionen
dc.identifier.citationRegistered Nurses' Association of Ontario. (2011, May). Prevention of falls and fall injuries in the older adult. (Rev. ed.) Toronto, ON: Author. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/347138en_GB
dc.publisherRegistered Nurses' Association of Ontarioen_GB
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNursing Best Practice Guidelineen_US
dc.identifier.isbn0920166563-
dc.description.sponsorshipGovernment of Ontarioen_US
dc.identifier.citationRegistered Nurses' Association of Ontario. (2011, May). Prevention of falls and fall injuries in the older adult. (Rev. ed.) Toronto, ON: Author. Retrieved from http://www.nursinglibrary.org/vhl/handle/10755/347138en_GB
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