Beth Fleming

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This study developed and evaluated a simple, inexpensive, and safe screening test for assessment of falling risk in elderly persons. Subjects sat in chairs (hips and knees at 90 degrees) with their feet over a force transducer and stood as forcefully as possible. After standing for five seconds, they sat as fast as possible. The rate of change in force(More)
As medical technology increases rapidly and becomes more complex, clinical practice guidelines can help healthcare providers assess current practices and integrate technological advances. Through the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR), the federal government has begun to facilitate the development of clinical practice guidelines. Expert or(More)
This study surveyed 294 fall incident reports made over a three-year period concerning 95 residents in an adult care facility. We determined the frequencies of fall location, time of day or night, and assessed the precipitating factors from fall descriptions made by residents and/or their care givers. We found that 57% of the falls occurred in the(More)
This article explores the development of the advanced nurse practitioner critical care role and a master's level educational programme to support a multiprofessional advanced practice role. The experience gained could provide valuable information for similar projects. Further study needs to be undertaken to evaluate the educational programme and the impact(More)
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