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dc.contributor.advisorCarrico, Cathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorAckermann, Lindsayen_US
dc.contributor.authorCarrico, Cathyen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKeon, Michaelaen_US
dc.contributor.authorSchaffer, Matten_US
dc.contributor.authorSowles, Sabrinaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-03T19:14:09Z
dc.date.available2015-05-17T08:40:13Z
dc.date.issued2014-06-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10504/49975
dc.description.abstractBackground: Falls in the older adult, age 65 and older, are a major factor in regards to the populations’ mortality, decreased mobility, and significant strain on financial resources (CDC, 2011; 2012). There is a need to identify those at risk for falls and make effective referrals in order to decrease the above mentioned factors. Limited research exists as to provider’s perspective on the barriers to completing fall risk assessments in both the primary and acute settings.|Methods: Providers in the Midwestern health system were surveyed MD’s, DO’s, nurse practitioners, and physician’s assistants.|Results: Providers agreed that fall risk assessment is an important aspect of both primary care visits and admissions/discharge planning of acute patients. Of those surveyed, the providers identified gait dysfunction, polypharmacy, and previous falls as the most important areas to evaluate for fall risk. Time to discuss and complete fall risk assessments were found to be one of the determining factors to the completion of a fall risk assessment in both inpatient and outpatient settings.|Conclusions: This research aimed to identify what the barriers are to completing a fall risk assessment in inpatient and outpatient settings and identified where in the patient care spectrum providers deem it appropriate to provide screening and intervention. This research helped to standardize fall risk assessments by identifying barriers to completing and addressing fall risk. It also identified what fall risk assessment tools are being used in the outpatient and inpatient settings.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright is retained by the Author. A non-exclusive distribution right is granted to Creighton Universityen_US
dc.subject.meshAccidental Fallsen_US
dc.subject.meshAgeden_US
dc.subject.meshSafety Managementen_US
dc.subject.meshAccident Preventionen_US
dc.titleEvaluation of Barriers to Administering Evidence-Based Fall Risk Education and Screening to Older Adult Populations by Healthcare Providersen_US
dc.typeManuscripten_US
dc.rights.holderLindsay Ackermannen_US
dc.rights.holderMichaela McKeonen_US
dc.rights.holderMatt Schafferen_US
dc.rights.holderSabrina Sowlesen_US
dc.description.noteManuscripten_US
dc.program.unitSchool of Nursing (1971 - July 2013)en_US
dc.program.unitCollege of Nursingen_US
dc.embargo.terms2015-05-17
dc.degree.levelMSNen_US
dc.degree.disciplineMaster of Science in Nursing (MSN) Degree Programen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Science in Nursingen_US
dc.degree.committeeLindsay, Iversonen_US


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