viernes, 30 de enero de 2015

CDC - STEADI - Older Adult Falls - Home and Recreational Safety - Injury Center

CDC - STEADI - Older Adult Falls - Home and Recreational Safety - Injury Center

STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) Tool Kit for Health Care Providers

Did you realize that one out of three people 65 and older falls each year?
The good news is that health care providers can help reduce their patients’ chances of falling and of suffering serious injuries like hip fractures and traumatic brain damage.
CDC’s Injury Center created the STEADI Tool Kit for health care providers who see older adults in their practice who are at risk of falling or who may have fallen in the past. The STEADI Tool Kit gives health care providers the information and tools they need to assess and address their older patients’ fall risk.

Order Tool Kits

STEADI: Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries
To order print copies of the STEADI Tool Kit materials, please go to the CDC-INFO on Demand Publications page and search for STEADI.

Download STEADI Tool Kit Materials

Make Fall Prevention Part of Your Practice

Get Background Information about Falls

Read Case Studies Featuring Patients at Risk of Falling

  • thumbnailCase Study 1 Adobe PDF fileMrs. Booker, a low-risk patient who has come in for a wellness visit.

  • thumbnailCase Study 2 Adobe PDF fileMr. Ying, a medium-risk patient who has been limiting his activities.

Use Validated Tests to Assess Your Patients’ Falls Risk Factors

Offer Your Patients a Medical Referral

  • thumbnailPatient Referral Form Adobe PDF fileUse this form to refer a patient to a specialist for gait and mobility problems or for other medical problems that may increase his or her risk of falling.

Offer Your Patients Encouragement, Resources & Referrals

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