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Preventing Falls in the Elderly

Contributor: Kathlene Benson, BSN, RN, C

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This book provides a detailed look at the increasing problem of falls in the elderly, and it helps caregivers recognize the risk factors for falling and find ways to help reduce those risks. Choose from 14 learning objectives covering:

  • Current statistics and facts on falling
  • Risk factors for falling
  • Normal changes of aging that may lead to falls
  • Disease processes that may lead to falls
  • Change in mental status that may lead to falls
  • Environmental situations that may lead to falls
  • Consequences of falls
  • How to assess older persons for the risk of falling
  • How to assess and improve the home environment to reduce falls
  • How ROM exercises can help prevent falls
  • Assisting with nutritional status to help prevent falls
  • Changes that may lead to falls
  • Assisting the client during and after a fall
  • Reporting a fall

Pages: 80
Learning Activities/Games: 6
Reproducible Handouts: 10
Transparency Masters: 23

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