This casebook profiles exceptional traumatic injury prevention programs from all over the globe. Its detailed description and analysis employ a multi-stage process of identifying, evaluating, and casing effective prevention practices. The case studies reflect how legislative and regulatory information impact prevention efforts and provides insight into how national centers for injury prevention and control inform prevention practices on countrywide levels. The authors work with outcome-based re…
Most falls happen during transfers from sitting to standing, or changing locations. This may be switching from a bed to a wheelchiar, switching from walking to sitting, or getting on or off the toilet.This pamphlet includes a list of factors that may make you more at risk of falling and general advice about fall prevention.
Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes tips for making your home safer and general advice about fall prevention. Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this pamphlet and check off all the ways you can make your home safe and help prevent falls.
Ask a family member or friend to help you work through this list. Check off all the ways you can make your home safer and help prevent falls. The French version of this pamphlet, 1657 "Prévention des chutes : liste de contrôle", is also available.
This book provides practical tools for fall prevention in cognitively impaired older adults. The text presents a comprehensive and state-of-the-art update that covers the pathophysiology, epidemiology, and clinical presentation of the event, which affects up to 60 percent of aging patients with cognitive impairment. Written by transdisciplinary experts in experts in geriatric medicine, rehabilitation, neurology, and physiotherapy, the text presents practical, evidence-based guidelines for the a…
Falls are one of the most common causes of injury.This pamphlet includes info about who is at a higher risk of falling, what to do before coming to the hospital and while you are at the hospital, as well as falls prevention tips for visiting the hospital.
Frail to Fit is a supervised falls prevention program for older adults who are not able to attend a more strenuous community-based program. This pamphlet explains what the Frail to Fit Program includes, how to decide if the program is right for you, how the program might help you, and how to register for the program. Contact info is also provided.
Hip protectors are plastic shields or foam pads used to protect the hip area. Why hip protectors are needed as well as how to use them are reviewed. A size measurement chart is included. Ask your occupational therapist or physiotherapist if hip protectors are right for you.
Falls are the leading cause of injury among older Canadians. This pamphlet includes a checklist to help you find out if you are at risk of falling. Tips to prevent falls are included.
Comprising a single repository of knowledge and scientific evidence in the field, this book provides strategies to mitigate fall risk by providing information on the complex interactions between aging processes, co-morbid conditions and prescribed medications in older patients. Geriatric health is becoming a more prominent issue as the population ages, and balancing the beneficial effects of medication against the potential and real side-effects in these patients involves a deliberate and thoug…
This pamphlet gives ways to lower your risk of falling while in the hospital. Reasons why you may be at greater risk of falling are listed. Topics include: hospital bed safety, getting up, going to the washroom, and safety reminders. The French version of this pamphlet 1656, "Prévention des chutes et des blessures aux soins de courte durée", is also available.
Falls are the most common injury during pregnancy. The weight of the growing baby can shift your centre of gravity and affect your sense of balance. Hormone changes can affect the way you move and walk. Blood sugar level changes or blood pressure changes during pregnancy can sometimes make you feel faint and dizzy. Tips to help reduce your risk of falls.
Falls are the most common cause of minor injury during pregnancy. The weight of the growing belly can change your centre of gravity and affect your balance. Pregnancy hormones that relax your joints and ligaments to get your body ready for birth can also affect the way you move and walk. You may have low blood sugar and/or low blood pressure when you are pregnant. This can make you feel faint or dizzy at times. Tips to help lower your risk of falls are provided.
Falls are the most common injury during pregnancy. The weight of the growing baby can shift your centre of gravity and affect your sense of balance. Hormone changes can affect the way you move and walk. Blood sugar level changes or blood pressure changes during pregnancy can sometimes make you feel faint and dizzy. In the NICU, there is a greater risk of falling because of lines and tubes, special equipment, incubators, dimmed lighting, lack of sleep, and medications. Tips to help reduce yo…