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Journal Article > Review
Dahlke SA, Hunter KF, Negrin K. Int J Older People Nurs. 2019;14:e12220.
Care for older hospitalized patients can be complex due to multimorbidities and polypharmacy. This review found that restraint use and limiting mobility to prevent falls can result in functional losses in geriatric patients. The authors suggest multidisciplinary approaches to shifting the goals of nursing care to focus on preserving and restoring function in older patients.
Special or Theme Issue
J Safety Res. 2011;42:415-542.
This special issue explores fall prevention, including strategies, literature reviews, and progress reports from organizations involved in fall prevention efforts.
Journal Article > Commentary
Utilizing quality improvement methods to prevent falls and injury from falls: enhancing resident safety in long-term care.
MacLaurin A, McConnell H. J Safety Res. 2011;42:525-535.
This piece describes a Canadian safety initiative that aims prevent falls in the long-term care setting.
Journal Article > Study
Utilization of the Seniors Falls Investigation Methodology to identify system-wide causes of falls in community-dwelling seniors.
Zecevic AA, Salmoni AW, Lewko JH, Vandervoort AA, Speechley M. Gerontologist. 2009;49:685-696.
Root cause analysis methodology was used to identify predisposing causes of falls in geriatric patients.
Journal Article > Study
Wagner LM, Capezuti E, Rice JC. J Nurs Scholarsh. 2009;41:184-192.
Residents of long-term care facilities are particularly vulnerable to patient safety problems such as medication errors and falls. Improving safety in nursing homes depends on developing a culture of safety, but this survey of managers and frontline nurses found considerable variation in baseline perceptions of safety culture. Mirroring an issue previously identified in hospitals, nurse managers had a considerably more optimistic view of safety culture than did staff nurses. The authors recommend several interventions, including safety walk rounds, that could address this gap and thereby improve safety culture. The study measured safety climate using a slightly modified version of the AHRQ Hospital Survey on Patient Safety Culture.
Inspiring Ideas and Celebrating Successes: A Guidebook to Leading Patient Safety Practices in Ontario Hospitals.
OHA Patient Safety Support Service. Toronto, Ontario, Canada: Ontario Hospital Association; 2006.
This report shares successful patient safety strategies employed in Ontario hospitals to address medication safety, patient incident management, infection issues, and administrative process improvements.