Exploring nursing perspectives on moving and handling in older people with osteoporosis in acute care settings.
Smith, Margaret Coulter
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Smith, M., Pearson, C., Tropea, S., O'May, F., Irvine, L., Rush, R. & Wilson, R. (2017) Exploring nursing perspectives on moving and handling in older people with osteoporosis in acute care settings. BMC Nursing, 16 (Suppl 1): S4
Osteoporosis is highly prevalent worldwide and is associated with increased risk of low trauma fracture (LTF) , increased morbidity and mortality . Major advances in diagnosis, management and prevention of secondary fractures have occurred  but implications for acute nursing care are less well documented. This project investigated practitioners' experiences of caring for people with osteoporosis, knowledge of the disease, explored implications for moving and handling, reported patients' care experiences, and developed education for frontline staff.