Screening for Fall Risks in the Emergency Department: A Novel Nursing-Driven Program

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Jill M. Huded; Scott M. Dresden; Stephanie J. Gravenor; Theresa Rowe; Lee A. Lindquist;
  • Publisher: Department of Emergency Medicine, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
  • Journal: Western Journal of Emergency Medicine,volume 16,issue 7,pages1,043-1,046 (issn: 1936-900X, eissn: 1936-9018)
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  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.5811/westjem.2015.10.26097, pmc: PMC4703188
  • Subject: timed up and go test | Medicine | falls, gait, geriatric, emergency department, physical therapy, timed up and go test | emergency department | RC86-88.9 | Brief Research Report | R | falls | gait | physical therapy | geriatric | Medical emergencies. Critical care. Intensive care. First aid | Injury Prevention

Introduction: Seniors represent the fasting growing population in the U.S., accounting for 20.3 million visits to emergency departments (EDs) annually. The ED visit can provide an opportunity for identifying seniors at high risk of falls. We sought to incorporate the Ti... View more