Patient Fall Risk Assessment

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Patient Fall Risk Assessment

Age

1. Is the patient older than 60?


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Previous Falls

1. Have there been one or more falls in the last few years?


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Medication

1. Is the patient currently on four or more pills/medication (excluding vitamins)?


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2. Is the patient on any psychotropic medication?


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Vision

1. Has the patient been reviewed for glaucoma, cataracts, and appropriateness of spectacles?


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2. Was a low contrast visual acuity test performed?


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Peripheral Sensation

1. Checked for diabetes?


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2. Was a tactile sensitivity test (check if unable to feel 2 out of 3 trials) performed?


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Strength/Reaction

1. Sit to stand test (not able to complete in 12 seconds) performed?


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2. Near tandem stand test (Not able to stand for more than 10 secs) performed?


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3. Alternate step test (not able to finish in 10 seconds) performed?


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Completion

1. Rate the fall risk probability


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2. Do you have any further recommendations?


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