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About CDC’s STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, & Injuries) Tool Kit

STEADI: Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and InjuriesResearchers at CDC’s Injury Center have created this tool kit expressly for you—health care providers who treat older adults who are at risk of falling or who may have fallen in the past.

As a health care provider, you are already aware that falls are a serious threat to the health and well being of your older patients. One out of three people 65 and older falls each year, and over two million are treated in emergency departments annually for fall injuries. You play an important role in caring for older adults and you can help reduce these devastating injuries. The STEADI Tool Kit contains resources and tools that will help make fall prevention an integral part of your clinical practice.

The STEADI Tool Kit is based on a simple algorithm (adapted from the American and British Geriatric Societies’ Clinical Practice Guideline). It includes basic information about falls, case studies, conversation starters, and standardized gait and balance assessment tests (with instructional videos).  In addition, there are educational handouts about fall prevention specifically designed for patients and their friends and family.

We hope that the STEADI Tool Kit will help you incorporate fall risk assessment and fall prevention into your clinical practice, and enhance your efforts to help older adults stay healthy and independent. 

Dr. Grant Baldwin

 

Grant Baldwin, PhD, MPH
Director of the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention
CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

 
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