About this course
Falls are considered as one of the common geriatric syndromes resulting in poor outcomes for older persons with an almost 50% mortality rate at 5 years. Screening and assessment for fall risk, as well as identifying fall-risk-increasing drugs (FRIDs) can help reduce the incidence of falls in older persons through primary prevention measures. This module provides a brief overview of epidemiology, risk factors and complications of falls. It also touches on the screening and assessment of fall risk and identifying FRIDs and its management.
Upon completion of the educational activity, health care providers should be able to:
- To attain a comprehensive understanding of falls in the older person
- To understand the unexpected outcomes of FRIDs
- To realize the best possible methods to reduce the harms of FRIDs
- Epidemiology, risk factors and complications of falls in older persons
- Screening and assessment for fall risk
- FRIDs and its management
1 CME Point Available
- This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for medical practitioners enrolled in The Medical Council of Hong Kong’s Continuing Medical Education Programme for Practising Doctors who are not taking CME for Specialists.
- This module is accredited for both Hong Kong Doctors Union (HKDU) members and non-members.
- This module is accredited for 1 CME Point for fellows of the Hong Kong College of Physicians.
- Please note that this module will not earn CME credit for fellows of colleges not listed here.
- A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.