Introducing a post-fall assessment algorithm into a community rehabilitation hospital for older adults

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to describe a study designed to standardise and improve practice by introducing a new assessment tool to guide nurses in the evaluation of patients following a fall in a community hospital for older people. The idea behind the assessment tool is that it would support nurses in prioritising medical attendance to review particular patients by requesting immediate, same day or the next working day care. An action research approach was used.

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