Geriatric falls: prevention strategies for the staff.

  title={Geriatric falls: prevention strategies for the staff.},
  author={Roscoe Brady and F R Chester and Linda L Pierce and Judy P Salter and Stefan Schreck and Rosanne Marie Radziewicz},
  journal={Journal of gerontological nursing},
  volume={19 9},
1. Multiple falls and injuries are more prevalent among elderly over the age of 75 and are the second leading cause of accidental death in the elderly. The risk for falling is noted to be significantly greater in the hospitalized elderly. 2. Review of retrospective quality improvement chart audits revealed that peak fall times were associated with the patient's need for toileting, rest, and obtaining nutrition and hydration. 3. The MetroHealth Falls Prevention Program is based on simple… CONTINUE READING