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Congratulations! You have completed Emergency Management of Falls in the Older ED Patient.
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Which health care professionals can help in the management in the ED of an older adult with falls?
The STEADI initiative suggests screening every patient 65 years and older about their fall risk with three quick key-questions. If any of those 3 are positive, the patient is at-risk of falling. What are those 3 questions?
An 82 year old woman presents with shoulder pain after a fall in her home. It is her fifth fall this month. As well as assessment for injuries, what interventions are reasonable in the ED? Choose all that apply
You are assessing a 78-year-old man with dizziness and pre-syncope in the morning. He states that for the past month, he has intermittent dizziness in the morning when he is in the bathroom. After further history, you see a possible correlation between shaving and his episodes: you suspect carotid sinus hypersensitivity. You want to proceed to a carotid sinus massage, but your medical student asks you about the contraindications to perform this test. What are they? Select all that apply.
Which medication(s) are shown to increase fall risk in older patients? Select all that apply.