There are several guidelines and resources for falls prevention
across the community, hospital, and / or residential care settings. These
American Geriatrics Society, British Geriatrics Society, Academy
of Orthopaedic Surgeons and panel on falls prevention (2001). "Guidelines
for the prevention of falls in older persons." Journal of the American
Geriatrics Society 49: 664-72.
American Medical Directors Association and American
Health Care Association (1998). Falls and Fall Risk: Clinical Practice
Guidelines. Available from the American Medical Directors Association,
10480 Little Patuxent Pkwy, Suite 760, Columbia, MD 21044. Telephone:
(800) 876-2632 or (410) 740-9743; Fax (410) 740-4572. Link to their
web site here ....
Australian Commision on Safety and Quality in Healthcare Guidlines (2009). Preventing Falls and Harm From Falls in Older People: Best Practice Guidelines for Australian Hospitals, Residential Aged Care Facilities and Community Care. Click here to view these guideline
Feder, G., Cryer, C., Donovan, S. and Carter, Y. (2000).
"Guidelines for the prevention of falls in people over 65."
British Medical Journal 321: 1007-11.
Queensland Health (2001). Falls prevention best practice
guidelines for public hospitals and State Government residential aged
care facilities. Brisbane (updated in 2003 with a community supplement).
These guidelines are available at their web site, link here
Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (2002). Nursing
best practice guidelines: Prevention of falls and falls injuries in
the older adult. Ontario, Canada. These guidelines are available at
their web site, link here
Victorian Department of Human Services. Falls Prevention Resources Website. Resources for use in community and residential aged care settings, link here
Victorian Quality Council (2004). Minimising the risk
of falls and falls injuries: Guidelines for acute, sub-acute and residential
care settings. Melbourne. These guidelines are available at their web
site, link here