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Falls

Falls

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Author(s):  
Christine Chang, MD
POGOe Id: 
20200
Date Posted: 
04/02/2008
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
10/17/2012
Abstract: 

This product uses a case based format to teach learners how to evaluate, treat and manage falls in older community dwelling adults.

Educational objectives: 

By the conclusion of this talk, learner will be able to:

  1. List 5 potentially modifiable risk factors for falls in older community dwelling adults.
  2. Conduct a physical exam specific to falls, including a gait assessment.
  3. Discuss 5 evidenced-based interventions that can reduce future falls.
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

This session should be taught in a small group setting (up to 12 participatns). The lecturer should feel comfortable demonstrating formal gait assessment using assistive devices (e.g. walker, cane).

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Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
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Contact Person/Corresponding Author:
Christine Chang, MD christine.chang@mssm.edu


Suggested Citation:
Dr. Christine Chang. Falls. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2008 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/20200

Comments

Submitted by factora on

The case was very useful in highlighting risk factors for falls and reviewing areas of physical examination to focus on during a falls evaluation. Content and format very amenable to small group discussion for all levels of learners, and case discussion held more attention than a didactic presentation.