Direct treatment costs from falls by
older adults are projected to escalate to $4.2 billion annually by 2020 (CDC, 2016).
In fact, health care-based interventions --such as assessing patients for balance and better managing medication side effects that affect fall risk--could reduce falls by
hospitalised elderly patients: causes, prevention.
The fall-detection system implemented in this paper consisted of a sensor node with a 3-axis accelerometer [+ or -] 8 g triaxial accelerometer (BMA150, Bosch)  and wireless communication module (CC2530, Texas Instrument) , a gateway to collect the information from multiple wireless sensor nodes, and a server to determine falls by
applying the parameters from the 3-axis acceleration to the proposed fall-detection algorithm.
Nurses can obtain and detect the risk factors associated with patients who are at high-risk for falls by
enhancing the understanding and communication to elderly patients while performing a nursing risk assessment.
Its goal was to reduce falls by
25 percent from its implementation from October 2010 to October 2011.
Although self-reporting of falls by
subjects could have biased our findings, because there is no accurate alternative to self-report, fall calendars are considered the gold standard for measuring falls prospectively .
In common areas throughout the two facilities (each with about 230 beds), the investigators used 270 digital video cameras to record 184 falls by
124 residents during a 2-year period.
The findings also suggest that reducing fear of falling is not likely to increase the risk of falls by
making older people overly confident, they add.
Data Source: Prospective study of 184 video-recorded falls by
124 older adults in two long-term care facilities.
"Our aim is to prevent falls by
educating people about the risks.
Investigators had previously determined that stopping specific medications in elderly patients with a history of falls reduced the incidence of falls by
Certain ants that live 30 or so meters up in tropical trees can save themselves in midair from ruinous falls by
making moves previously known only in cheesy action films.
A limitation to this study was the reliance on self-reports of falls by
Staff reviewed residents' pattern of falls by
shift and time to determine their relation to periodic or general confusion when residents were tired or waiting to get into bed.