Identify patients at risk for a fall
Identify modifiable risk factors
Use effective clinical strategies
A few ways to screen patients in the ED for falls have been proposed. The STEADI or Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries from the CDC recommends asking all patients over age 65 these 3 questions:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. STEADI – Older Adult Fall Prevention. 2019; www.cdc.gov/steadi/. Accessed June 3, 2019.
CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; ED, emergency department.