2011 Med 3

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cathy4xo
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2011 Med 3
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2011-06-02 22:32:49
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Falls
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Falls
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  1. Falls - Name the components of the Hx.
    • Fall: precipitators, type (LOC, syncope, trip), after the fall
    • Complications: psychological, injuries (frac, lacerations), immobilisation issues
    • Illicit cause: ageing, medical, medications, environmental
    • Social Hx: support, legals, OT
  2. Falls - Causes by type.
    • Age-related: muscle weakness, sensory, vision, reaction, hearing
    • Medical: neuro, arthritis, hypotension, hypoglycemia
    • Medications: anti-htn, sedatives, anti-psychotics, polypharmacy
    • Environmental: stairs, lighting, pets
  3. Falls - short term rehab.
    • Treat cause!: e.g. r/v meds, BSL, eye surgery
    • Physio: chest/mobility
    • OT: home modifications/nursing home
    • Family meeting: guardianship/will/ACD
  4. Falls - long-term prevention.
    • Prevent fractures: hip protectors, DEXA for osteoporosis, Vit D, exercise
    • Team r/v: OT, physio, pharmacy, psychologist, social worker

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