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Geriatric Falls Prevention:
Evidence-Based Reviews and In-Hospital Strategies that Work

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Geriatric Falls Prevention: Evidence-Based Reviews and In-Hospital Strategies that Work
AAST Webinar, May 25, 2016

Presented by:
Ms. Courtney Edwards, Parkland Health & Hospital System, Dallas, Texas
Dr. Marie Crandall, University of Florida Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Florida

Moderated by:
Dr. Robert Barraco, Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network, Allentown, Pennsylvania

Referenced in presentation: ​

Prevention of fall-related injuries in the elderly: An Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma practice management guideline.
Crandall M, Duncan T, Mallat A, Greene W, Violano P, Christmas AB, Barraco R.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 Jul;81(1):196-206.
Further reading: ​

Frailty in trauma: A systematic review of the surgical literature for clinical assessment tools.
McDonald VS, Thompson KA, Lewis PR, Sise CB, Sise MJ, Shackford SR.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2016 May;80(5):824-34.
Causes of death differ between elderly and adult falls.
Allen CJ, Hannay WM, Murray CR, Straker RJ, Hanna MM, Meizoso JP, Ray JJ, Livingstone AS, Schulman CI, Namias N, Proctor KG.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Oct;79(4):617-21.
Injury in the aged: Geriatric trauma care at the crossroads.
Kozar RA, Arbabi S, Stein DM, Shackford SR, Barraco RD, Biffl WL, Brasel KJ, Cooper Z, Fakhry SM, Livingston D, Moore F, Luchette F.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Jun;78(6):1197-209.
Mortality after ground-level fall in the elderly patient taking oral anticoagulation for atrial fibrillation/flutter: a long-term analysis of risk versus benefit.
Inui TS, Parina R, Chang DC, Inui TS, Coimbra R.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Mar;76(3):642-9; discussion 649-50.
Long-term outcomes of ground-level falls in the elderly.
Ayoung-Chee P, McIntyre L, Ebel BE, Mack CD, McCormick W, Maier RV.
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2014 Feb;76(2):498-503; discussion 503.
Societal consequences of falls in the older population: injuries, healthcare costs, and long-term reduced quality of life.
Hartholt KA, van Beeck EF, Polinder S, van der Velde N, van Lieshout EM, Panneman MJ, van der Cammen TJ, Patka P.
J Trauma. 2011 Sep;71(3):748-53.
Increase in fall-related hospitalizations in the United States, 2001-2008.
Hartholt KA, Stevens JA, Polinder S, van der Cammen TJ, Patka P.
J Trauma. 2011 Jul;71(1):255-8.