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Keywords

community-dwelling older adults, fall prevention, falls, geriatric patients, older adults, primary care, risk assessment, STEADI, Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries

 

Authors

  1. Mark, Janice A. DNP, RN
  2. Loomis, Jo DNP, FNP-C

Abstract

Abstract: Falls are a growing problem in the older adult population, leading to debilitating and traumatic consequences. The CDC's STEADI toolkit was created to assist providers in screening and managing falls. This article introduces the toolkit and examines the process and importance of adopting it into routine clinical practice.