The Falls Management Program: A Quality Improvement Initiative for Nursing Facilities

Appendix B23: Resources

Guidelines

American Geriatrics Society, British Geriatrics Society, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Panel on Falls Prevention. Guideline for the prevention of falls in older persons. J Am Geriat Soc 2001;49(5):664-672.

Falls and Fall Risk, AMDA Clinical Practice Guideline. 1998

Web Sites

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). Topic: Patient Safety

Alabama Quality Assurance Foundation (AQAF), AQAF Long-Term care fall prevention project. http://www.aqaf.com

The American Geriatrics Society Position Statements, Recommendations, Guidelines, and Papers.http://www.americangeriatrics.org/products/positionpapers/

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC). Falls in Nursing Homes. http://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Falls/nursing.html

Gillespie LD, Gillespie WJ, Robertson MC, Lamb SE, et al. Interventions for preventing falls in elderly people. Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2001;3:CD000340. http://www.cochranelibrary.com

Quality Indicators for Assessing Care of Vulnerable Elders (ACOVE). Quality Indicators for the Management and Prevention of Falls and Mobility Problems in Vulnerable Elders. http://www.annals.org/issues/v135n8s/full/200110161-00007.html

Key References

Agostini JV, Baker DI, Bogardus J. Prevention of falls in hospitalized and institutionalized older people. In: US Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and University of California San Francisco-Stanford Evidence-Based Practice Center, eds. Making Health Care Safer: A critical analysis of patient safety practices. Rockville, MD: The Agency, 2001.

Capezuti E, Strumpf NE, Evans LK, Grisso JA, Maislin G. The relationship between physical restraint removal and falls and injuries among nursing home patients. J Gerontol Series A-Biological Sciences & Medical Sciences 1998;53(1):M47-52.

Jensen J, Lundin-Olsson L, Nyberg L, Gustafson Y. Fall and injury prevention in older people living in patiential care facilities: a cluster randomized trial. Annals of Int Med 2002;136(10):733-741.

Kiely DK, Kiel DP, Burrows AB, Lipsitz LA. Identifying nursing home patients at risk for falling. J Am Geriat Soc 1998;46(5):551-555.

Leipzig RM, Cumming RG, Tinetti ME. Drugs and falls in older people: a systematic review and metaanalysis: II. Cardiac and analgesic drugs. J Am Geriat Soc 1999;47(1):40-50.

Ray WA, Taylor JA, Meador KG, Thapa PB, et al. A randomized trial of a consultation service to reduce falls in nursing homes. JAMA 1997;278(7):557-62.

Rubenstein L. Falls in the nursing home. Ann Intern Med 1994;121(6):442-451.

Tinetti ME. Preventing falls in elderly persons. N Engl J Med 2003;348(1):42-4.

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Internet Citation: Appendix B23: Resources. October 2014. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/injuries/fallspx/fallspxmanapb23.html