Preventing falls in older patients : provider pocket guide
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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