Prevention of Falls in The Older Person

Prevention of Falls in The Older Person

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Overview

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.


Learning outcomes

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

Topics covered

  • Epidemiology, risk factors and complications of falls in older persons
  • Screening and assessment for fall risk
  • Fall-risk-increasing drugs and its management

1 CME Point Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.