This article, in Nursing Older People, describes the falls services in Weymouth and Portland and the use of CBE leaders within that service. To view the article, click here.
In 2004, the National Institute of Clinical Excellence published its guidance on falls prevention. Part of the guidance included evidence based exercise opportunities for people with a history of falls.
The American Senior Fitness Association is proud to have been one of the original coalition members that developed the American National Standards for Preparing Senior Fitness Instructors* and to be a recognized supporting organization of the following international guidelines.
Susie Dinan worked alongside other contibutors to produce these guidelines. Click here to view the guidelines.
Exercise and Falls Prevention – Review by Skelton in CME:Geriatric Medicine, 2007. Click here to view.
Exercise and Injury Prevention- Skelton and Beyer 2001, published in the Scandinavian Journal of Sports Medicine. Click here to view.
Petersen and Clemson write a review of the role of Occupational Therapy in falls prevention, published in OT Practice 2008. Click here to view.
These guidelines have been drafted to assist the work of those in the position to promote physical activity and well being with all older people. They do not provide exercise recommendations relating to specific diseases and conditions associated with ageing or on exercise prescriptions for individuals. Sources of such recommendations are included in the appendices…
The National Quality Assurance Framework provides guidelines for exercise referral systems, with the aim of improving standards among existing exercise referral schemes, and helping the development of new ones. The Framework focuses primarily on the most common model of exercise referral system, where the GP or practice nurse refers patients to facilitates such as leisure…