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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621120
Category:
Full-text
Format:
Text-based Document
Type:
DNP Capstone Project
Level of Evidence:
Other
Research Approach:
Translational Research/Evidence-based Practice
Title:
Fall Prevention in Older Adults Who Reside in Nursing Homes
Author(s):
Normile, Dorothy
Additional Author Information:
Dottie Normile, DNP(c), MSN, RN
Advisors:
Matheson, Linda; Bressie, Marylee; Leveille, Deborah
Degree:
DNP
Degree Year:
2016
Grantor:
Capella University
Abstract:

Falls among older adults who reside in the nursing home setting are a major problem in the United States (Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015).  The site of this project was a nursing home located in a small town in New Hampshire.  This home had a problem with the number of falls that occurred on a monthly basis.  The rate of falls on average was two falls per month.  This project sought to reduce the number of falls to zero over the course of three months.  A fall prevention program using evidence base interventions was developed to reach this objective.

The interventions included staff education, medication reviews, an exercise program and hourly rounding. However, the fall rate at the completion of this project increased to four falls per month.  This increase can be attributed to the lack of staff buy in to the program and insufficient staffing numbers.   Even though the results demonstrated an increase in the rate of falls it is important to note that there was only one fall related injury during this time. The remainder of falls did not result in injury.

Keywords:
older adults; fall prevention; hourly rounding
CINAHL Headings:
Accidental Falls; Accidental Falls--Prevention and Control; Accidental Falls--Prevention and Control--In Old Age; Nursing Homes; Nursing Home Patients; Patient Rounds
Note:
This work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.
Repository Posting Date:
2016-10-21T19:52:14Z
Date of Publication:
2016-10-21

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.advisorMatheson, Lindaen
dc.contributor.advisorBressie, Maryleeen
dc.contributor.advisorLeveille, Deborahen
dc.contributor.authorNormile, Dorothyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-21T19:52:14Z-
dc.date.available2016-10-21T19:52:14Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-21-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621120-
dc.description.abstract<p>Falls among older adults who reside in the nursing home setting are a major problem in the United States (Center for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2015).  The site of this project was a nursing home located in a small town in New Hampshire.  This home had a problem with the number of falls that occurred on a monthly basis.  The rate of falls on average was two falls per month.  This project sought to reduce the number of falls to zero over the course of three months.  A fall prevention program using evidence base interventions was developed to reach this objective.</p> <p>The interventions included staff education, medication reviews, an exercise program and hourly rounding. However, the fall rate at the completion of this project increased to four falls per month.  This increase can be attributed to the lack of staff <em><span style="font-family: 'Verdana',sans-serif;">buy in</span></em> to the program and insufficient staffing numbers.   Even though the results demonstrated an increase in the rate of falls it is important to note that there was only one fall related injury during this time. The remainder of falls did not result in injury.</p>en
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.subjectolder adultsen
dc.subjectfall preventionen
dc.subjecthourly roundingen
dc.titleFall Prevention in Older Adults Who Reside in Nursing Homes-
dc.typeDNP Capstone Projecten
thesis.degree.grantorCapella Universityen
thesis.degree.levelDNPen
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a faculty review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
dc.primary-author.detailsDottie Normile, DNP(c), MSN, RNen
thesis.degree.year2016en
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.evidence.levelOtheren
dc.research.approachTranslational Research/Evidence-based Practiceen
dc.subject.cinahlAccidental Fallsen
dc.subject.cinahlAccidental Falls--Prevention and Controlen
dc.subject.cinahlAccidental Falls--Prevention and Control--In Old Ageen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Homesen
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Home Patientsen
dc.subject.cinahlPatient Roundsen
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