publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

6-PACK programme to decrease fall injuries in acute hospitals: cluster randomised controlled trial

Anna L Barker; Renata T Morello; Rory Wolfe; Caroline A Brand; Terry P Haines; Keith D Hill; Sandra G Brauer; Mari Botti; Robert G Cumming; Patricia M Livingston; ...
  • Published: 26 Jan 2016
  • Publisher: BMJ
Abstract
Objective To evaluate the effect of the 6-PACK programme on falls and fall injuries in acute wards. Design Cluster randomised controlled trial. Setting Six Australian hospitals. Participants All patients admitted to 24 acute wards during the trial period. Interventions Participating wards were randomly assigned to receive either the nurse led 6-PACK programme or usual care over 12 months. The 6-PACK programme included a fall risk tool and individualised use of one or more of six interventions: “falls alert” sign, supervision of patients in the bathroom, ensuring patients’ walking aids are within reach, a toileting regimen, use of a low-low bed, and use of a bed/...
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2016

6-PACK programme to decrease fall injuries in acute hospitals: cluster randomised controlled trial

Anna L Barker; Renata T Morello; Rory Wolfe; Caroline A Brand; Terry P Haines; Keith D Hill; Sandra G Brauer; Mari Botti; Robert G Cumming; Patricia M Livingston; ...