Assessment for risk of falls in older adults- Archived [?]
The purpose of this activity is to review the underlying causes of falls in older adults, to consider a variety of screening and assessment tools to establish risk factors for falls, and to review management strategies to prevent falls in older adults in the emergency room, in the care home, in the hospital setting and in the community.
- Recognise the difference between a fall risk screen and a fall risk assessment
- Recognise when a screen or assessment of risk of falls should be conducted
- Develop an approach to screening and evaluation of the risk of falling in onsultations with older people
- Name interventions that may be useful in helping to prevent falls in older people.
William D Carey, MD and Dr Kirsten Patrick
William D Carey, MD and Dr Kirsten Patrick
William D Carey, MD is Director, Center for Continuing Education, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio. Dr Kirsten Patrick is an Assistant Editor, British Medical Journal, London.
We declare no financial interests, commercial affiliations, or conflicts of interest.
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The information in this educational activity is provided for general medical education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition. The viewpoints expressed in this CME activity are those of the authors/faculty. They do not represent an endorsement by any of the accreditors. In no event will any of the accreditors be liable for any decision made or action taken in reliance upon the information provided through this CME activity.
13 Sep 2011
13 Sep 2011
18 Sep 2011
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