Community Health Nurse and the Elderly
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The paper discusses how in the prevention of falls, it is the role of the community health nurse to focus on preventive strategies (e.g. risk assessments of susceptible individuals) and take the lead in avoiding situations that can lead to falls, thus preserving the independence of elderly living within institutions. The paper explores interventions that can be utilized by the community health nurse to avoid falls which include risk assessment methods utilized in institutions and multifactorial interventions that target both patients and staff.
From the Paper:"The use of physical or chemical restraints as a preventive measure against falls in elderly patients has fallen out of favor due to evidence that no significant difference in the incidence of falls or injuries has been seen in several studies (Gray-Miceli & Capezuti, 2005). In addition, legal restrictions on restraint use such as the Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987 (OBRA '87) and the Nursing Home Reform Act in October 1990 have decreased restraint overuse, although a significant number of nursing homes still utilize and abuse restraint use (Gray-Miceli & Capezuti,...)"
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Community Health Nurse and the Elderly (2007, December 01) Retrieved January 27, 2023, from https://www.academon.com/term-paper/community-health-nurse-and-the-elderly-134408/
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