Prevention of falls and injury in the elderly

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Prevention of falls and injury in the elderly
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  1. Prevention of Falls and Injury in the Elderly
    Intrinsic Factors
    General Physical Functioning, name and describe.
    • Impaired Ambulation
    • -Flat feet
    • Impaired mobility
    • -Arthritist
    • Physical activity
    • -House work
    • ADL
    • -Getting dressed, in/out of bed, getting out of a chair, washing
    • Gait and Balance
    • -Gait=how a person walks
    • Musculoskeletal and Neuromuscular Changes
    • -Diseases have effect on this
    • -testing grip strength
    • -testing ROM
    • -Decreased strength
    • Sensory Impairment
    • -Seeing and Hearing
  2. Prevention of Falls and Injury in the Elderly
    Name medical conditions that increase risk of falls. (6)
    • -History of falls
    • -Heart disease, Syncope(related to heart condition/ can lead the person to pass out or faint)
    • -Mini stroke
    • -Parkinson Disease (cause brain problems)
    • -Incontinence (they hurry to the bathroom)
    • -Low Blood pressure (can make the dizzy)
  3. Prevention of Falls and Injury in the Elderly
    Name the medication that can cause falls and injuries.
    • -A number of different drugs
    • -Classes of different drugs (like antidepressant)
    • -Tranquilizers
    • -Sanative
    • -Bazodialaters (dilate blood vessels- lowers blood pressure
    • -Antihypertensive (make the person do a variety of action , also lowers blood pressure)
  4. Prevention of Falls and Injury in the Elderly
    List the 8 intrinsic factors that may cause falls and injuries and falls and the nursing intervention
    • 1)History of falls and injurious falls
    • -Follow care plan/ use gait belt
    • 2)Impaired ambulation, mobility, gait and balance, muscle and neuromuscular changes
    • -move slower
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