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Philosophy Strategy for Fall, Prevention, Efforts should be made to prevent Falls in. older individuals, All Falls are not preventable, Older patients will fall despite adequate. prevention, Evaluate Risk of Falling and Restraint Use. versus Allowing Autonomy of the Patient, Ease Case of a Fall is different. Epidemiology of Falls, Increased risk with advanced age.
Increased risk of injury with Falls with, Higher in Hospital and Nursing Home. setting due to increased frequency of risk, factors delirium dementia medications. other co morbid states, Epidemiology of Falls, 1 3 of community elderly fall each year. Hospital and nursing home elderly fall twice as, 333 000 hospitalizations for hip fracture in the. year 2000 in the elderly aged 65 and older, 90 of hip fractures occur secondary to a fall.
Falls are the major cause of accidental death in, persons aged 65 of age and older. Internal Risk Factors For Falls, Decreased vision, Decreased hearing. Vestibular dysfunction inner ear, Proprioceptive loss of sensation of feet. Neurological, Dementia Alzheimer s disease, Parkinson s disease. Internal Risk Factors, Depression, Arthritis spine knees hips.
Podiatric bunions and calluses, Postural hypotension dizziness. Medications especially high doses, Long acting benzodiazepines. Diazepam Valium, Chlordiazepoxide Librium, Flurazpem Dalmane. Internal Risk Factors, Medications especially high doses. Diuretics Lasix hctz, Major tranquilizers, Barbiturates phenobarbital.
Tricyclic antidepressants amitryptyline Elavil, imipramine. Internal Risk Factors, Previous Fall related to anxiety and. reduced mobility for fear of additional Fall, Dysmobility reduced mobility. Internal Risk Factors for Falls, Dehydration, cardiac problems irregular heart rate CHF. heart valve blockage, inner ear problems, arthritis of knees hips ankles or spine.
poor vision, Lack of regular exercise muscle atrophy. External Factors that Increase Risk of, throw rugs carpet. poor lighting adequate lighting, slippery floors rubber mats. shoe wear without rubbery sole for proper gripping to. floor tennis shoes or wide sole, lack of grab bars in hallway or bathroom grab bars. low toilet seats high toilet seats, assistive devices walkers evaluate risk benefit.
Evaluating the Risk of, Falling Safety versus Autonomy. The Psychological Consequences fear, The Mental Consequences depression or. The Physical Comsequences fracture or, Above all Promote emotional mental and. physical independence and dignity for the, Communication with patient Family about. Risk of Falling and promoting Autonomy, Complications of reduced.
mobility Prolonged Bed rest, Lower extremity disuse and atrophy. Instability leading to Falls injury fracture, Poor balance. Volume contraction and dehydration, Postural hypotension and. dizziness syncope, Even progression of contractures. Complications of Reduced, Mobility Prolonged Bed rest.
Social isolation, Depression, Pressure ulcers, Infections. Functional decline, Intended Purposes of a Restraint. to control abnormal behaviors in a demented or confused patient. such as agitation hostility combativeness or aggression. for patient safety, to prevent injury to self or others. for patients with impaired mobility, For patient safety. To prevent injury to self or others, to control or prevent abnormal behaviors in a demented or.
confused patient such as agitation hostility combativeness or. aggression, for patient safety, to prevent injury to self or others. Types of Restraints, Major tranquilizers, Minor tranquilizers. Fall Risk and Prevention in the Elderly Section of Geriatric Medicine Department of Internal Medicine LSU School of Medicine NO La Philosophy Strategy for Fall Prevention Efforts should be made to prevent Falls in older individuals All Falls are not preventable Older patients will fall despite adequate prevention Evaluate Risk of Falling and Restraint Use versus Allowing Autonomy of the

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