Focused Admission Prevention (FAP)

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Integrating Fall Prevention into Practice

This poster created by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can be used in clinical settings to screen for fall risk and to assign fall screening responsibilities to healthcare team members. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and …

6 Steps to Prevent a Fall

This video created by the National Council on Aging provides older adults with the information they need to prevent falls. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions and prevention programs and staff training resources.

Encouraging People to Stop Smoking

Smoking has been found to increase an older adult’s risk of falls. This 2001 article from the World Health Organization Department of Mental Health and Substance Dependence details interventions healthcare professionals can use to help a patient quit smoking. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage …

Protect the Elderly from Dangerous Bed Rails

This flyer provided by The National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-term Care describes the bed rail risks and alternatives to bed rails. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions and prevention programs and staff …

Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers

This handout from the National Council on Aging and the National Alliance for Caregiving offers tools to communicate with loved ones about their risk of falling. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions and …

Reducing the Risk of Adverse Drug Events in Older Adults

This March 2013 American Family Physician article discusses how adverse drug events and falls among older adults are linked. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions and prevention programs and staff training resources.

The Pharmacist’s Role in Reducing Falls Among Older Adults

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-approved STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) falls online training program by the American Pharmacists Association helps pharmacists identify fall prevention strategies to integrate into their everyday practice. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment …

Medications Linked to Falls

This 2017 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) fact sheet summarizes some of the medications linked to falls among seniors. The SAFE Medication Review Framework is a fact sheet that helps providers assess patient medications and create plans to reduce adverse drug events. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to …

Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Programs

Want to implement a fall prevention program? This resource from the National Council on Aging connects you to your state Fall Prevention Coalition leaders and local resources. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions …

Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Programs

The National Council on Aging has a clearinghouse on evidence-based fall prevention programs. Visit the Focused Admission Prevention topic to browse more resources to help you prevent and manage falls, including assessment tools, patient and family education, medication management references, interventions and prevention programs and staff training resources.

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