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
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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