Drug-related falls in older patients: implicated drugs, consequences, and possible prevention strategies

Falls are the leading cause of injuries among older adults, aged 65 years and older. Furthermore, falls are an increasing public health problem because of ageing populations worldwide due to an increase in the number of older adults, and an increase in life expectancy.

NCOA. Falls Prevention Fact Sheet

This is the NCOA fact sheet on falls prevention. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs. However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging.
This fact sheet links to practical and effective strategies to adress falls.

CDC: Adult Falls

Each year, millions of older people—those 65 and older—fall. In fact, one out of three older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor. Falling once doubles your chances of falling again. This Fact Sheet provides information on the serious and costly impact of falls.

Focus on Falls, Home Health Quality

A Fall Free Culture

Drugs Associated with Falls

AHRQ Preventing Falls in Hospitals

IHI Reducing Injury From Falls

Joint Commission Center for Transforming Healthcare: Targeted Solutions Tool for Preventing Falls

VA Implementation Guide for Fall Injury Reduction

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PSO Case Law: Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105:

A recent Pennsylvania case shows how courts narrowly interpret the PSQIA, ignoring the D & A pathway and the clear language of the Final Rule. (Ungurian v. Beyzman, et al., 2020 PA Super 105). The cour

Joint Commission New Sentinel Event Alert 61: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants:

The Center for Patient Safety wants to share this important harm-prevention advice from The Joint Commission and its Sentinel Event Alert: Managing the Risks of Direct Oral Anticoagulants. The Joint Commis

CPS Safety Watch/Alert – Culture Can Improve the Control of Multi-Drug Resistant Organisms:

Issue: A number of events reported co CPS’ Patient Safety Organization (PSO) demonstrate poor handoff communication about the patients’ infectious disease status Examples include: Patient with

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