SNHP | Senior Nursing Poster Session

Title

Reducing Falls: A Multi-Factorial Approach

Presenter Information

Jameson ReddinFollow

Academic Level at Time of Presentation

Senior

Major

Nursing

Minor

N/A

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Dr. Marcia Hobbs, DNS, RN

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

Falls are a preventable risk that have become a health crisis. One in three adults over the age of 65 falls. The direct cost for falls in the United States in 2013, adjusted for inflation, $34 billion (Li et al, 2016). The medical cost, related to falls, is projected to rise as the baby boomer generation gets closer to the 65-year mark. Falls not only affect the medical field through their ever-growing expense, but also through their negative affect on patients. Falls exacerbate a patient’s loss of independence, prompt fear for future falls, and decrease standard of living. Using a multi-factorial approach to patient care, one-on-one patient education, and a population specific screening tool the affects of falls can be mitigated.

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Nursing

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Reducing Falls: A Multi-Factorial Approach

Falls are a preventable risk that have become a health crisis. One in three adults over the age of 65 falls. The direct cost for falls in the United States in 2013, adjusted for inflation, $34 billion (Li et al, 2016). The medical cost, related to falls, is projected to rise as the baby boomer generation gets closer to the 65-year mark. Falls not only affect the medical field through their ever-growing expense, but also through their negative affect on patients. Falls exacerbate a patient’s loss of independence, prompt fear for future falls, and decrease standard of living. Using a multi-factorial approach to patient care, one-on-one patient education, and a population specific screening tool the affects of falls can be mitigated.