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Preventing falls in older patients : provider pocket guide
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  • Corporate Authors:
    National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (U.S.)
  • Series:
    STEADI : Stoping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries
  • Description:
    Key Facts about Falls:

    • 1/3 of older adults (age 65+) fall each year.

    • Many patients who have fallen do not talk about it.

    This is What You Can Do: RITUAL:

    • Review self-assessment brochure

    • Identify risk factors

    • Test gait & balance

    • Undertake multifactorial assessment

    • Apply interventions

    • Later, follow-up


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