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Fall Prevention Articles
Validation of the Hester Davis Scale for fall risk assessment in a neurosciences population
This article explains the validation of the Hester Davis Scale for fall risk assessment as support in clinical practice.
Hester, A., Davis, D. (2013).
Psychometric Validation of the Hester Davis Scale for falls risk assessment in a neurosciences population. Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 45(5). 1-8. Hester, A.L. (2015).
Predictive Model Development and Validation of the Emergency Hester Davis Scale© for Fall Risk Screening
This open access article explores the validation of the Hester Davis Scale in the Emergency Department.
Kientz, S., Hester, A. (2020)
Evaluation of an Education Strategy versus Usual Care to Implement the STEADI Algorithm in Primary Care Clinics in an Academic Medical Center
This open access article explores the use of education and written materials as implementation strategies.
Urban, K., Wright, P., Hester, A., Curran, Geoffrey., Rojo, M., Tsai, P., (2020)
Preventing injuries from patient falls
This on-line publication explores fall injury prevention strategies and devices.
Hester, A. (2015) Preventing injuries from patient falls. American Nurse Today, 10(7).
Predicting Injurious Falls in the Hospital Setting: Implications for Practice
This article is a retrospective study designed to determine which patient factors are associated with injurious falls in hospitalized adults.
Hester, A.L., Tsai, P., Rettiganti, M., & Mitchell, A. (2016). Predicting injurious falls in the hospital setting: Implications for practice. American Journal of Nursing, 116(9). 2-9.
Patient and system factors associated with
unassisted and injurious falls in hospitals:
an observational study
This open access article review the system factors associated with injurious falls and the use of gait belts.
Venema, D., Skinner, A.M., Nailon, R., Conley, D., High, R and Jones, K. (2019) Published on line at BMC Geriatrics