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Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management / Edition 4

Falls in Older People: Prevention and Management / Edition 4

by Rein Tideiksaar


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ISBN-13: 9781932529449
Publisher: Health Professions Press
Publication date: 05/01/2010
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

About the Author vii

Preface to the Fourth Edition ix

Content of the Book xi

Introduction xiii

Section 1 Understanding Falls and Falls Management

Chapter 1 Consequences of Falls 3

Chapter 2 Causes of Falling and Fall Risk 13

Chapter 3 Clinical Assessment and Evaluation 33

Chapter 4 Preventive Strategies to Reduce Fall Risk 47

Chapter 5 Environmental Modifications 63

Chapter 6 Reducing Mechanical and Chemical Restraints 89

Section 2 Fall Prevention Practice

Chapter 7 Key Process Steps and Interventions 101

Chapter 8 Organizational Requirements 127

Chapter 9 Evidence-Based Practice 149

Section 3 Resources

A Fall Prevention Guidelines

Best Clinical Practices in Acute Care Hospitals and Nursing Facilities 169

Fall Prevention Program: Organizational Self-Assessment 176

Fall Risk Assessment 181

Fall Prevention and Restraint Avoidance Programs 186

Restraint/Non-Restraint Utilization Assessment 193

Framework for Reducing Physical Restraints 195

Measuring Fall Rates and Restraint Use Rates 200

Eyes and Ears Program 203

Ambulation Device Measurement 206

Ambulation Device Utilization 207

Bed Safety 210

Side Rail Utilization Assessment 213

Using Adjustable Low Beds 214

Using Hip Protectors 218

Developing an Effective Hip Protector Program 221

Achieving Hip Protector Compliance 223

Using Fall Alarms 225

Selecting Fall Alarms 229

Maintaining Effective Fall Alarm Systems 232

Fall Risk Monitoring Strategies 234

Using Fall Management Technologies 238

Selecting and Implementing Fall Management Technology 244

Fall Management Technology Audits 248

Roles of Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants in the Use of Fall Management Technology 250

B Home Safety Guidelines

Home Safety Guidelines 255

Checklist for Spotting and Correcting Home Safety Hazards 257

Self-Assessment of Fall Risk in Your Home 258

C Forms

Performance-Oriented Environmental Mobility Screen (Poems) 1

Ambulation 2

Transfers 5

Balance 11

Key to Interventions 12

Poems Summary 13

Performance-Oriented Bed Mobility Screen 1

Injury and Acute Medical Problems Checklist 2

Fall Risk Checklist 3

High-Fall Risk Room Setup 5

Process Steps in Reducing Bedside Falls 7

Restraint/Non-Restraint Assessment and Care Planning Tool 10

Side Rail Assessment and Care Planning Tool 14

Wheelchair Problems and Modifications Checklist 17

Discharge Teaching Sheets 18

Checklist to Assess Components of a Successful Fall Prevention Program 21

Checklist to Audit Care Plans 23

Administrator's Safety Walk Rounds Checklist 25

Safety Culture Checklist 27

Appendix A Case Study Exercises 263

Appendix B Problem Solving: Questions and Answers 283

Bibliography 293

Index 305

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