- Fall Risk Reduction: The webinar Fall Risk Reduction: Best Practices for Nursing Staff in the Acute Care Setting created by the UNMC CAPTURE Falls team describes universal and targeted interventions that can be used to reduce patients’ risk of falling.
- Frailty and Geriatric Syndromes: The webinar Falls, Frailty, and Geriatric Syndromes created by the UNMC CAPTURE Falls team provides suggestions for the management of frailty to decrease fall risk.
- Linking Interventions to Risk Factors: The Getting Back to Basics: Linking Bedside Interventions to Patient Risk Factors document created by the UNMC CAPTURE Falls team lists potential interventions for various fall risk factors.
- Choosing Fall Prevention Practices: Section 3 Which fall prevention practices do you want to use? in the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Fall Prevention Toolkit provides information on how to apply universal fall prevention interventions (Section 3.2) and how to use identified risk factors for fall prevention care planning (Section 3.4).
- Interventions to Reduce Fall Risk: The How-to-Guide: Reducing Patient Injuries from Falls Toolkit from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement includes information on how to standardize the delivery of interventions to reduce fall risk (pages 19-21) and how to customize interventions for patients at highest risk of serious or major injury (pages 23-26). The creation of a free Institute for Healthcare Improvement account is required to access this document.
- Preventing Falls in Hospitalized Patients: State of the Science: A review article published in 2019 in Clinics of Geriatric Medicine describes the challenges in conducting well-designed research on hospital fall-risk-reduction interventions and summarizes some of the current evidence for common interventions.
- Interventions for Preventing Falls in Older People in Care Facilities and Hospitals: A systematic review published in 2018 in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews summarizes research evidence about the effects of interventions for preventing falls. Pages 52-54 in this document provide a concise summary of the main findings for various interventions. It is worth noting that uncertainty exists regarding the effects of various interventions, particularly when studied as single interventions. This is in part due to the challenges of conducting rigorous research on a multifactorial problem in a complex environment.