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Falls in older people

Falls in older people

Format

Knowledge

Time to Complete

1 hour

Published

September 11, 2015

Updated

November 7, 2016

Programme Description

This article by Dr Mark Jopling covers the causes and contributing factors to falls in the elderly, plus how to assess a frequent faller and prevent falls. Key learning points for healthcare professionals include identifying the cause of a fall such as tripping or syncope, the link between polypharmacy and falls, and suitable investigations.

Educational Objectives

After taking this activity, the healthcare professional should be better able to:
  • List the factors contributing to falls in the elderly
  • Understand the link between medications and falls
  • Assess a frequent faller
  • Help to prevent falls in the elderly
  • Faculty

    Activity author
    Dr Mark Jopling
    GP
    Sunbury on Thames
    United Kingdom

    Test author
    Dr Mark Jopling
    GP
    Sunbury on Thames
    United Kingdom

    INSTRUCTIONS

    This is a learning activity provided by MIMS Learning, featuring learning material and a test. Completing the test enables you to claim 1 learning credits (1 hour learning). This credit award is recommended by MIMS Learning based on completing the activity and reflecting on what you have learned. If you spend less time on the activity we recommend claiming fewer credits.

    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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