Falling Stars

November is Fall Prevention Month. I wrote a post last year that I think is still relevant today. Here are things to consider when doing a medication review for fall prevention. #fallprevention

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We pay a lot of attention to falls in the elderly population. When someone has sustained a fall, it usually signals a decline in clinical status. A fall often results in injuries, bone fractures, loss of mobility, independence, and eventually death.

While most people point to psychotropic drugs as the culprit of falls, there are many other factors to consider when completing a fall risk assessment pertaining to medications.

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My name is Cynthia Leung and I am a practicing pharmacist in Kingston Ontario, Canada. This blog is for me to share my ideas, opinions and perspectives on how medications are used in our health care system. Note that these posts are my own opinions and do not represent the opinions of my current or former employers and / or organizations that I may belong to. Any possible case scenarios described in my posts would be modified to maintain patient confidentiality. This blog is not a platform for professional advise for patients or health care providers and the content is not meant to support any clinical decisions or replace professional opinions. Also the images are either taken or created by the author, or adapted with permission. I hope you will enjoy reading my posts!

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