This master’s projects paper describes a project undertaken on a medical-surgical oncology unit in an inpatient hospital which involved the use of Toileting, Environment, Activity and Medication (TEAM) bundle of fall prevention interventions as well as the utilization of Kotter’s Eight-Step Process for Leading Change.  

This Canadian qualitative study aimed to describe the experiences of different health care professionals as they took part in an Interprofessional team approach to care for frail older adults living at home who were at risk of falling.

Dr. Vicky Scott, presented on the Strategies and Actions for Independent Living (SAIL) program adapted for First Nations communities in British Columbia.  The goal of the program for fall and fire prevention is to close an important health gap and contribute to the consistency of care among First Nation elders.  

This comprehensive resource is a "Getting Started Kit"  to improve safety in the Canadian healthcare system.  It was written to help engage interdisciplinary teams in a dynamic approach for improving quality and safety while providing a basis for getting started.

In-patient falls are common but preventable adverse events. A patient fall has become a targeted event that hospitals across the country are trying to prevent by implementing new evidence based strategies and techniques. The purpose of this capstone project was to implement a valid and reliable fall risk assessment tool and a post-fall huddle process.

This report reviews falls across the continuum of care; how canadian organizations are performing, updates on a variety of programs and strategies as well as future initiatives.

The authors tested the hypotheses that scores on the Romberg and GUG tests would be associated with falls risk, after adjusting for potential confounders, in older adults with and without cognitive impairment, within a clinical epidemiology study of a primary care population.

This presentation details the findings of a systematic review of fall risk assessment tools including why risk assessment is needed, how to select a risk assessment tool and best practice for the application of assessment.

Functional testing is particularly useful in the clinic and for making research translatable; however, finding measures relevant across ages and different conditions can be difficult. A systematic review was conducted to investigate timed stair tests as an objective measure of functional abilities and musculoskeletal integrity. Data were analyzed for their ability to differentiate between controls and patient groups and between different patient groups.

The Functional Movement Screen(FMS) is an innovative system used to evaluate movement pattern quality for clients or athletes. The beauty of the Functional Movement Screen is that a personal trainer, athletic trainer or strength and conditioning coach can learn the system and have a simple and quantify able method of evaluating basic movement abilities.