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Fall Prevention: A Nursing Perspective


Cindy Sayre, PhD, ARNP

Associate Administrator, Patient Care Services

University of Washington Medical Center


Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe current evidence-based fall prevention strategies in the hospital and community settings.
  • Discuss barriers to preventing falls.
  • Articulate the impact of individual autonomy on the risk of falls.

[From the Winter 2014 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]

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which touches the shared waters of all tribes and bands within the Suquamish, Tulalip and Muckleshoot nations.

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