Falls resulting in traumatic injury among older adults: nursing care issues.

Abstract

Falls among community-dwelling older adults are common and dangerous, often leading to traumatic brain injury, cervical fractures, and spinal cord injury. Physical and physiologic changes with aging, preexisting diseases, and treatments result in increased morbidity and mortality for this population. Trauma critical care nurses can expect to see increasing… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/NCI.0b013e3182157cb3

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@article{Grimm2011FallsRI, title={Falls resulting in traumatic injury among older adults: nursing care issues.}, author={Dawn Grimm and Lorraine C. Mion}, journal={AACN advanced critical care}, year={2011}, volume={22 2}, pages={161-8} }