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Casebook of Traumatic Injury Prevention

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Richard Volpe. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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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…
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Volpe, Richard
Responsibility
Richard Volpe
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xi, 562 p.) . 69 illus., 40 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030274191
9783030274184 (Print ed.)
9783030274207 (Print ed.)
9783030274214 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Accidents, Traffic - prevention & control
Athletic Injuries - prevention & control
Community Health Services
Organizational Case Studies
Specialty
Health Promotion
Public Health
Abstract
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 research criteria to select and develop their comprehensive and contextually aware profiles of the programs. All included case studies follow the BRIO approach (Background, Resources, Implementation, and Outcome) – a model designed to provide a consistent way of describing programs that have been evaluated and found to be exceptional practices. The scope of the Casebook ranges across. The challenge of traumatic injury prevention Sports and recreation-related traumatic injury prevention Fall-related traumatic injury prevention Road traffic-related traumatic injury prevention Traumatic injury prevention within complex systems In its recognition of traumatic injury prevention across the lifespan as a critical and complex public health challenge, the Casebook of Traumatic Injury Prevention promises to be an influential and authoritative resource for professionals and students in public health, safety, injury prevention, medicine, psychology, sociology, nursing, and engineering. Government agencies and institutions such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), public health departments, and safety associations also would find the Casebook relevant to their work.
Contents
1. The Challenge of Traumatic Injury Prevention -- Part I. Sports and Recreation-related Traumatic Injury Prevention Programs -- 2. Overview of Sports and Recreation Traumatic Injury Prevention Programs -- 3. Heads Up: Concussion in High School Sports -- 4. Play it Cool: Hockey Safety -- 5. RugbySmart -- 6. SafeClub: An Effective Soccer Injury Prevention Program -- 7. It Ain’t Brain Surgery: A Prevention Program for Snowboarders and Skiers -- 8. Riding and Road Safety Test -- 9. The 4-H Community ATV Safety Program -- 10. Bike Safety and Awareness Program -- 11. The National Program for Playground Safety -- Part II. Fall-related Traumatic Injury Prevention: Falls across the Life-Span -- 12. Overview of Falls Traumatic Injury Prevention Programs: Falls across the Life-Span -- 13. Kids Can’t Fly: A Childhood Injury Prevention Program -- 14. Fall Safe Project: West Virginia -- 15. The Stay On Your Feet (SOYF) New South Wales Program -- 16. Melbourne Extended Care and Rehabilitation Service Falls Prevention Project -- 17. The Otago Exercise Program: A Home-Based, Individually Tailored, Strength and Balance Retraining Program -- Part III. Road Traffic-related Traumatic Injury Prevention Programs -- 18. Overview of Roads Safety Traumatic Injury Prevention Programs -- 19. Vision Zero -- 20. Black Spot Program: Australia -- 21. External Vehicle Speed Control/Intelligent Speed Adaptation -- 22. COMPASS Program -- 23. Active & Safe Routes to School -- 24. Graduated Driver Licensing: California Program -- 25. DriveABLE Assessment Centers Inc. -- 26. Alberta Ignition Interlock Program (IIP) -- Part IV. Traumatic Injury Prevention Programs within Complex Systems -- 27. Overview of Complex Systems Traumatic Injury Prevention Programs -- 28. Nurse-Family Partnership -- 29. UCLA Parent-Child Health and Wellness Program: Prevention of Injuries by Parents with Intellectual Disabilities -- 30. Indian Health Service Injury Prevention Program/U.S. Department of Health and Human Services -- 31. ThinkFirst Foundation Canada: A National Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Program -- 32. UCLA-Labor Occupational Safety Program: Youth Project -- 33. MOREOB: Managing Obstetric Risk Efficiently - A Program for Patient Safety and High Reliability in Obstetrics -- 34. Safe Babies New York: The Upstate New York Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) Education Program -- 35. New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy.
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e-Book
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Fall and injury prevention in long-term care

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
2216
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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.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Long-Term Care
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Prevention
Long-term care facilities--Risk management
Falls (Accidents)
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
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.
Notes
Previous title: Fall Prevention
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
2216
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Fall prevention checklist [booklet]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
0650
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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.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (5 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Accidents--Prevention
Patients--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents)
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
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.
Notes
Previous title: Fall Prevention
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
0650
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Fall prevention checklist [letter-size]

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1649
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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.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
1649
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Falls and Cognition in Older Persons : Fundamentals, Assessment and Therapeutic Options

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Manuel Montero-Odasso, Richard Camicioli, editors. --Cham: Springer , c2020.
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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…
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Montero-Odasso, Manuel
Camicioli, Richard
Responsibility
Manuel Montero-Odasso, Richard Camicioli, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
c2020
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxiii, 436 p.) : 41 illus., 25 illus. in color
ISBN
9783030242336
9783030242329 (Print ed.)
9783030242343 (Print ed.)
9783030242350 (Print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Aged
Cognitive Dysfunction - complications
Geriatric Assessment
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
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 assessment, approach, and treatment of these patients and includes illustrations and resources for quick reference. Falls and Cognition in Older Persons is a unique contribution to the literature serving geriatricians, family medicine physicians, emergency medicine physicians, neurologists, rehabilitation and physiotherapy specialists, geriatric nurses, and those interested in public health.
Contents
Part I. Fundamentals -- 1. Falls as a Manifestation of Brain Failure: Gait, Cognition, and the Neurobiology of Falls -- 2. Dismobility in Aging and the Role of Cognition and Health Consequences of Reduced Mobility -- 3. Epidemiology and Falls Risk Factors in Cognitively Impaired Older Adults -- 4. Depression, Fear of Falling, Cognition and Falls -- 5. Frailty, Cognition, and Falls -- Part II. Assessments -- 6. Comprehensive Falls Assessment: Cognitive Impairment Is a Matter to Consider -- 7. Gait Variability and Fall Risk in Older Adults: The Role of Cognitive Function -- 8. Assistive Devices, Falls, and Cognitive Aspects -- 9. Medication Use and Falls in People with Cognitive Impairment. Assessment and Management Strategies -- 10. Neurobiology of Falls: Neuroimaging Assessment -- Part III. Special Patients and Settings -- 11. Falls in Parkinson’s Disease and Lewy Body Dementia -- 12. Falls in Older Adults with MCI and Alzheimer’s Disease -- 13. Delirium, Restraint Use and Falls -- 14. Approaches for Falls Prevention in Hospitals and Nursing Home Settings -- Part IV. Prevention and Interventions -- 15. Evidence, Recommendations, and Current Gaps in Guidelines for Fall Prevention and Treatments -- 16. Exercise to Prevent Falls in Older Adults with Cognitive Impairment -- 17. Cognitive Training and Mobility: Implications for Falls Prevention -- 18 Virtual Reality Training as an Intervention to Reduce Falls -- 19. Cognitive Enhancers as a Means to Reduce Falls in Older Adults -- 20. Dual-Task Training in Cognitively Impaired and Intact Older Populations to Reduce Fall Risk: Evidence from Previous Intervention Trials by Using a Systematic Review Approach -- 21. Noninvasive Brain Stimulation to Reduce Falls in Older Adults -- Part V. Future Directions and Conclusions -- 22. Engineering Human Gait and the Potential Role of Wearable Sensors to Monitor Falls.
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Falls assessment and prevention : home, hospital, and extended care

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Alvord, Lynn S. --San Diego, CA: Plural Pub. , 2008.
Call Number
WA 288 A476f 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 288 A476f 2007
Author
Alvord, Lynn S
Place of Publication
San Diego, CA
Publisher
Plural Pub.
Date of Publication
2008
Physical Description
264 p.
ISBN
9781597561204
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Falls in older people : risk factors and strategies for prevention

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Lord, Stephen R. (2nd ed.) --Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press , 2007.
Call Number
WA 288 F196 2007
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Call Number
WA 288 F196 2007
Author
Lord, Stephen R
Edition
2nd ed.
Place of Publication
Cambridge, England
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
395 p.
ISBN
9780521680998
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control - aged
Risk Factors - Aged
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Loan Period
3 weeks
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The falls management program : a quality improvement initiative for nursing facilities

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat22797
Taylor, Jo A,. --Atlanta, GA: Center for Health and Aging , 2005.
Call Number
WT 155 T243f 2005
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WT 155 T243f 2005
Author
Taylor, Jo A,
Other Authors
Parmelee, Patgricia
Place of Publication
Atlanta, GA
Publisher
Center for Health and Aging
Date of Publication
2005
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Safety Management
Nursing Homes
Format
Book
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Falls prevention in the hospital : Digby General Hospital, Roseway Hospital, Yarmouth Regional Hospital

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth, Digy & Roseway Hospitals. Rehabilitation Services. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
1974
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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.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth, Digy & Roseway Hospitals. Rehabilitation Services
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([4] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Accidents--Prevention
Patients--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents)
Specialty
Physiotherapy & Rehabilitation
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Rehabilitation Services, Yarmouth, Digby & Roseway
Pamphlet Number
1974
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Frail to Fit Program

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fisherman's Memorial Hospital. Seniors' Community Health Team. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
2116
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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.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fisherman's Memorial Hospital. Seniors' Community Health Team
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Geriatrics
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Exercise
Subjects (LCSH)
Geriatrics
Preventive health services for older people
Accidents--Prevention
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Seniors’ Community Health Team, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2116
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Gait disorders : evaluation and management

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Hausdorff, Jeffrey M. --Boca Raton, FL: Taylor and Francis , 2005.
Call Number
WE 103 G144 2005
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Call Number
WE 103 G144 2005
Author
Hausdorff, Jeffrey M
Other Authors
Alexander, Neil B
Place of Publication
Boca Raton, FL
Publisher
Taylor and Francis
Date of Publication
2005
Physical Description
409 p.
Series Vol.
73
Series Title
Neurological disease and therapy
ISBN
0824723937
Subjects (MeSH)
Gait - physiology
Musculoskeletal Equilibrium
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Gait Disorders, Neurologic - diagnosis
Gait Disorders, Neurologic - rehabilitation
Format
Book
Location
Halifax Infirmary
Dickson Building
Copies
2
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Falls and Injury Reduction. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2248
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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.
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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Western Zone. Falls and Injury Reduction.
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([6] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Hip Injuries - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Prevention
Falls (Accidents)
Hip joint
Specialty
Muscoskeletal System
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Falls and Injury Reduction, Western Zone
Pamphlet Number
2248
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Home safety : preventing falls at home

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Falls Prevention. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2022.
Pamphlet Number
2270
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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.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Fishermen's Memorial Hospital. Falls Prevention
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2022
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document (14 p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Patient Safety
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Specialty
Geriatrics
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Falls Prevention, Fishermen’s Memorial Hospital; Adapted from: Healthy Ageing and Geriatrics Program “Preventing Falls at Home” Sinai Health and the University Health Network
Pamphlet Number
2270
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Medication-Related Falls in Older People : Causative Factors and Management Strategies

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Allen R. Huang, Louise Mallet, editors. --Cham: Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis , c2016.
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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…
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Huang, Allen R
Mallet, Louise
Responsibility
Allen R. Huang, Louise Mallet, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer International Publishing : Imprint: Adis
Date of Publication
c2016
Physical Description
1 online resource (viii, 261 p. : 12 illus., 9 illus. in color)
ISBN
9783319323046
9783319323022 (print ed.)
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Drug-Related Side Effects and Adverse Reactions
Risk Factors
Abstract
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 thoughtful task: physiologic aging, the accumulation of co-morbidities, and the use of drugs to manage various conditions and symptoms generates a unique set of problems for each patient. Falls are a dreaded event in older people. The event can affect a person in a physical, and psychological manner, resulting in soft tissue and bony injury, fear of falling, and depression. The identification of and reduction in fall risks in older people is a worldwide concern, and reducing the incidence of falls is a ubiquitous quality measure of health care delivery. Heterogeneity amongst older people precludes a single solution. However, physicians and others involved in the care of geriatric patients will benefit from the presented insights into how medication use can be modified to limit its impact as a contributing factor.
Contents
Part I. Background -- 1. Introduction -- 2. The Aging Population and Falls: Consequences and Costs -- 3. Falls Count and Counting Falls: Making Sense of Data About Falls -- Part 2. Drugs and Falls: Why are Older People at Risk? -- Part II.: Drugs and Falls: Why Are Older People at Risk? -- 4. Polypharmacy -- 5. Pharmacology of Drugs in Aging -- 6. Age-Related Physical and Physiologic Changes and Co-Morbidities in Older People: Association with Falls -- 7. Adverse Events & Falls -- 8. Risk Factors for Falls in the Elderly -- Part III. Medications Associated with Falls in the Elderly -- 9. Psychotropic Drugs -- 10. Benzodiazepines -- 11. Drugs for Degenerative Neurologic Conditions: Antiparkinson Medications, Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Memantine -- 12. Antihypertensive and Cardiovascular Medications -- 13. Glucose Control Medications -- Part IV. Management of Medication-Related Falls -- 14. Inappropriate Medications and Risk of Falls in Older Adults -- 15. Identifying Explicit Criteria for the Prevention of Falls -- 16. Approach to Medication Reviews in Older Adults -- 17. Withdrawal of Falls-Risk Increasing Drugs -- 18. Benzodiazepines Withdrawal in the Elderly: A Practical Approach -- 19. Role of Information and Communication Technologies -- 20. A Novel Personalized Falls Risk Calculator Tool: A Prototype for Improving the Safety of Prescribing Through Computerized Decision Support -- 21. Future Directions.
Format
e-Book
Location
Online
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Preventing falls and injuries during your hospital stay

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2021.
Pamphlet Number
1643
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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.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2021
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([2] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Subjects (LCSH)
Hospitals--Safety measures
Falls (Accidents) in old age--Prevention
Abstract
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.
Notes
Previous title: Fall and injury prevention in acute care
Responsibility
Prepared by: Provincial Falls Prevention Program
Pamphlet Number
1643
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Preventing Falls at the IWK

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IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0890
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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.
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IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Safety Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patient safety
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
IWK Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0890
Zone
All Zones
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Preventing falls during pregnancy

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Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit. Halifax, NS: Nova Scotia Health Authority , 2019.
Pamphlet Number
2005
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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.
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Corporate Author
Nova Scotia Health Authority. Yarmouth Regional Hospital. Women and Children's Health Unit
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
Nova Scotia Health Authority
Date of Publication
2019
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document ([1] p.) : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accident Prevention
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Prenatal Care
Subjects (LCSH)
Accidents--Prevention
Falls (Accidents)
Prenatal care
Abstract
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.
Responsibility
Prepared by: Women and Children's Health Unit, Yarmouth Regional Hospital
Pamphlet Number
2005
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Preventing Falls in the NICU

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/chpams37070
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience. Halifax, NS: IWK Health Centre , 2020.
Pamphlet Number
PL-0950
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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…
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Corporate Author
IWK. Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience
Alternate Title
(Neonatal Intensive Care Unit)
Place of Publication
Halifax, NS
Publisher
IWK Health Centre
Date of Publication
2020
Format
Pamphlet
Language
English
Physical Description
1 electronic document : digital, PDF file
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Patient Safety
Safety Management
Subjects (LCSH)
Falls (Accidents)--Prevention
Hospitals--Safety measures
Patient safety
Abstract
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 your risk of falls.
Responsibility
IWK Quality, Patient Safety and Patient Experience, Halifax, NS
Pamphlet Number
PL-0950
Zone
All Zones
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Preventing falls together

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat34331
McAllister, Carol. --Dartmouth, NS: Access Cable , 2007.
Call Number
WA 288 M114p 2006 DVD
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Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WA 288 M114p 2006 DVD
Author
McAllister, Carol
Other Authors
Ginther, Glen
Hamilton, Wendy Lee
Place of Publication
Dartmouth, NS
Publisher
Access Cable
Date of Publication
2007
Physical Description
1 DVD
Series Title
Community health series
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control
Access
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Format
DVD
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
4 (DGH: 2 c.)
Loan Period
3 weeks
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Preventing falls together

https://libcat.nshealth.ca/en/permalink/provcat34611
Community Links. --[Halifax, NS]: Capital Health , 2009.
Call Number
WA 288 P944 2009 DVD
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Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Call Number
WA 288 P944 2009 DVD
Corporate Author
Community Links
Place of Publication
[Halifax, NS]
Publisher
Capital Health
Date of Publication
2009
Physical Description
1 DVD (46 min.)
Series Title
Staying healthy in midlife and beyond
Seniors health series
Subjects (MeSH)
Accidental Falls - prevention & control - aged
Notes
"A program of Community Links funded by Nova Scotia Department of Health promotion and Protection"
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Format
DVD
Location
Nova Scotia Hospital
Copies
4
Loan Period
3 weeks
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