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Education interventions for health professionals on falls prevention in health care settings: a 10-year scoping review

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posted on 18.12.2020, 05:01 by Louise Shaw, D Kiegaldie, MK Farlie
© 2020, The Author(s). Background: Falls in hospitals are a major risk to patient safety. Health professional education has the potential to be an important aspect of falls prevention interventions. This scoping review was designed to investigate the extent of falls prevention education interventions available for health professionals, and to determine the quality of reporting. Method: A five stage scoping review process was followed based on Arksey and O’Malley’s framework and refined by the Joanna Briggs Institute Methodology for JBI Scoping Reviews. Five online databases identified papers published from January 2008 until May 2019. Papers were independently screened by two reviewers, and data extracted and analysed using a quality reporting framework. Results: Thirty-nine publications were included. Interventions included formal methods of educational delivery (for example, didactic lectures, video presentations), interactive learning activities, experiential learning, supported learning such as coaching, and written learning material. Few studies employed comprehensive education design principles. None used a reporting framework to plan, evaluate, and document the outcomes of educational interventions. Conclusions: Although health professional education is recognised as important for falls prevention, no uniform education design principles have been utilised in research published to date, despite commonly reported program objectives. Standardised reporting of education programs has the potential to improve the quality of clinical practice and allow studies to be compared and evaluated for effectiveness across healthcare settings.

Funding

The scoping review was conducted as part of an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Project Grant (Morris et al., GNT1152853) in partnership with Healthscope, Holmesglen Institute and several Australian universities. The research was conducted independently from the funding body.

History

Publication Date

09/11/2020

Journal

BMC Geriatrics

Volume

20

Article Number

460

Pagination

13p. (p. 1-13)

Publisher

Springer Nature

ISSN

1471-2318

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