Prevent Falling Patients From Falling Off the Radar: Resources for Building Your Falls Risk Protocol The impact of falls on patients and the burden of consequences due to falls on health care are increasing. A number of national and international organizations recognize this issue and efforts to better define, assess, and prevent falls are growing. While textbooks and research are available to guide clinicians in ... Article
Article  |   December 29, 2016
Prevent Falling Patients From Falling Off the Radar: Resources for Building Your Falls Risk Protocol
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  • Kelsey Hatton
    Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Bill Wilkerson Center, Nashville, TN
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Hearing Disorders / Balance & Balance Disorders / Special Populations / Older Adults & Aging / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Part 1
Article   |   December 29, 2016
Prevent Falling Patients From Falling Off the Radar: Resources for Building Your Falls Risk Protocol
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 14-25. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG8.14
History: Received May 12, 2016 , Revised August 1, 2016 , Accepted August 1, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 14-25. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG8.14
History: Received May 12, 2016; Revised August 1, 2016; Accepted August 1, 2016

The impact of falls on patients and the burden of consequences due to falls on health care are increasing. A number of national and international organizations recognize this issue and efforts to better define, assess, and prevent falls are growing. While textbooks and research are available to guide clinicians in developing test protocols, this article aims to provide general tips and some practical discussion. A number of falls risk factors and their importance to an assessment will be reviewed. Potential screening methods with an estimation of their associated costs are also provided for each falls risk factor.

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