Appendix B23: Resources

The Falls Management Program Manual

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.

Current as of February 2010
Internet Citation: Appendix B23: Resources: The Falls Management Program Manual. February 2010. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. http://www.ahrq.gov/professionals/systems/long-term-care/resources/injuries/fallspx/fallspxmanapb23.html