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Fall Prevalence

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) webpage updated in February 2017 discusses fall prevalence in later life, falls risks and health impacts. 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 …

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Morse Fall Scale

The Morse Fall Scale (MFS) is simple, rapid fall risk assessment. 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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STRATIFY Risk Assessment Tool

The STRATIFY Risk Assessment Tool helps to identify fall risk among hospitalized patients. Shared by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) in January 2013. 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 …

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CDC Stay Independent Brochure

This Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Stay Independent brochure provides patients with the information they need to stay independent and to reduce their fall risk. 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 …

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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 …

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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.

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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.