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Falls – Screening, Assessment, and Intervention

STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries)

A CDC resource that offers a coordinated approach to implementing the American and British Geriatrics Societies’ clinical practice guideline for fall prevention.

STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries)

  • Screen

    Identify patients at risk for a fall

  • Assess

    Identify modifiable risk factors

  • Intervene

    Use effective clinical strategies

Combined, these elements can have a substantial impact on reducing falls, improving health outcomes, and reducing healthcare expenditures.

STEADI Tools and Resources

To help you integrate these 3 elements into your clinical work flow, STEADI includes a suite of tools and resources.

These resources include:

  • basic information about falls, screening options, case studies, conversation starters, information on medications linked to falls, and standardized gait and balance assessment tests
  • online training that offers continuing education
  • educational brochures about fall prevention specifically designed for your patients and their caregivers

In addition, some electronic health record systems have adopted STEADI, making it easier for you to identify high-risk patients, screen them for falls, and update the patient’s medical chart.


CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention