CME for Physicians

Fall Risk Assessment & Interventions

  1. Obtain relevant medical history, history of falls, physical examination, including cognitive and functional assessment to identify root cause.

  2. Determine multifactorial fall risk by assessing:

a. Medications
b. Postural hypotension
c. Gait, balance and mobility and muscle strength (i.e. TUG or Chair Stand Test).  Evaluate pain-related mobility
d. Visual acuity
e. Other neurological impairments
f. Heart rate and rhythm
g. Bone health; assess calcium intake and fracture risk; nutritional assessment
h. Feet and footwear
i. Environmental hazards
j. Depression
k. Exercise Interventions
l. Other Resources

Falls Prevention Presentation by Dr. Frank Molnar.