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Use of a comprehensive postfall assessment tool to prevent falls

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Use of a comprehensive postfall assessment tool to prevent falls
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Gray-Miceli
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Deanna
Affiliation
College of Nursing, Rutgers University
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author
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Ratcliffe
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Sarah J.
Affiliation
University of Pennsylvania
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author
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Johnson
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Jerry
Affiliation
University of Pennsylvania
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author
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College of Nursing
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School of Nursing (Newark and New Brunswick)
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Article, Refereed
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Accepted Manuscript (AM)
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Peer reviewed
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2010
Publisher
SAGE Publications
Abstract (type = Abstract)
Nursing research in fall prevention should not only identify etiologic risk factors to fall, but seek to identify underlying causes, whenever possible. Few studies have investigated the use of a comprehensive post fall assessment tool (PFAT) by nurses as an intervention for the prevention of recurrent falls, especially one that prompts nurses to consider all potential causes through a categorization scheme. This study tested use of a comprehensive PFAT as an intervention, prospectively, facility-wide for 1 year by RNs using a pre-post-test design. A 29.4% reduction in the fall rate (z=3.89; p <0.001), 27.6% decline in total falls experienced by all fallers (p<0.001) and a 34.0% decline for recurrent fallers (p = 0.025) from pre-intervention to intervention year was observed when trained nurses categorized falls according to perceived causes. These declines are likely due to consistent and rigorous use by trained nursing staff, prompting their critical examination of each fall.
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English
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25 p.
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Citation
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2010
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Western Journal of Nursing Research
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Journal
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932-948
Identifier (type = volume and issue)
32(7)
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https://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0193945910370697
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Topic
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Subject (authority = LCSH)
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Older people--Long-term care
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Post fall assessment
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Gray-Miceli, Deanna
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rucore30171000001
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doi:10.7282/T3BP04PQ
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Accepted Manuscript
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Gray-Miceli
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Deanna
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Ratcliffe
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Sarah
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J.
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Copyright holder
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Johnson
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Jerry
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Copyright holder
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