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
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]