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GERIATRICS - Approach to Falls in the Community-dwelling Elderly
Date: Jan 18, 2017
Dr. Wendy Chiu
This presentation will review the assessment & management of falls in older persons, including:
  • The significance of ...
  • Common - and less common but important - causes of ...
  • An approach to screening for & initial assessment of ...
  • And initial management of & resources for further assessment / co-management of falls in the elderly;
  • with emphasis on the typically multifactorial nature of / interventions for this "geriatric syndrome", especially the importance of medication review.
Keywords Elderly, Old, Aged, Falls, Gait, Trauma, Injury, Osteoporosis, Fracture, Functional assessment, Disability, Autonomy

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