Health Care Professional Educational Module. Module Goals. To increase: Health care professional knowledge about falls-related issues and prevention interventions among older adults
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A fall is “any event in which a person unintentionally comes to rest on the ground or another lower level such as a chair, toilet, or bed.”12
Falls among older adults are usually not the result of a single risk factor, but of a combination of internal and external factors24
History of Falls single risk factor, but of a combination of internal and external factors(Previous falls)
Improper shoes can:27
The goal of a falls prevention program is to reduce the number of risk factors