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Falls risk assessment

A CPD article improved Rose Gallacher’s knowledge of falls risk assessment tools for older patients
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A CPD article improved Rose Gallacher’s knowledge of falls risk assessment tools for older patients

What was the nature of the CPD activity, practice-related feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The CPD article outlined the causes and consequences of falls for older patients. It discussed the falls risk assessment tools, and falls prevention measures.

What did you learn from the CPD activity, feedback and/or event and/or experience in your practice?

The article defined a fall as an event that results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or floor or other lower level.

I have learned that falls are the most common adverse events to occur in hospital, and that patients aged over 65 years are at higher risk of a fall. Falls

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