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Fall Prevention: A Primary Care Perpsective

 Addressing Falls in Your Clinical Practice

Elizabeth Phelan, MD, MS

Associate Professor and Director of the NW Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Center
Division of Gerontology & Geriatric Medicine
School of Medicine
University of Washington

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Learning Objectives

 

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Adopt a standard approach for screening your patients for falls.
  • Describe key elements of a falls history and physical exam.
  • Identify at least 3 modifiable risk factors for falls that you can assess with each of your patients.

[From the Winter 2016 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

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