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	STEADI - Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries

STEADI Materials for Health Care Providers

	Toolkit cover imageAs a health care provider, you are already aware that falls are a serious threat to the health and wellbeing of your older patients. 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.

STEADI materials can be used to assess, treat, and refer older adult patients based on their fall risk. Educational materials specifically designed for older adults and their friends and family are also included. See the complete list of materials included in the STEADI Tool kit

 

 

Algorithm for Fall Risk Assessment & Interventions

	thumbnail image of PDFThis tool walks health care providers through assessing a patient’s fall risk, educating patients, selecting interventions, and following up.

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Preventing Falls in Older Patients: Provider Pocket Guide

	thumbnail image of PDFThis small, easy-to-use tool walks health care providers through key points of fall prevention.

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Stay Independent Brochure

Medications Linked to Falls

	thumbnail image of PDFLearn how medication management can reduce falls.

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SAFE Medication Review Framework

	thumbnail image of documentUse this framework to conduct a medication review to help prevent older adult falls.

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Take Steps to Prevent Older Adult Falls

	thumbnail image of PDFTake steps to prevent falls and help your patients stay healthy, active, and independent longer.

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Medications Linked to Falls

	thumbnail image of PDFLearn how medication management can reduce falls.

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Risk Factors for Falls

	thumbnail image of PDFLearn which modifiable risk factors you should focus on first to prevent falls among your patients.

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Falls Are a Major Threat for Your Patients

	thumbnail image of PDFLearn how serious a problem falls are for older adults.

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30-Second Chair Stand Test

	thumbnail image of PDFUse this test to assess a patient's leg strength and endurance. See our simple instructions, and watch the short video on how to conduct the test.

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Watch How to Conduct the Test (2:08)

 

4-Stage Balance Test

	thumbnail image of PDFUse this test to assess a patient's balance. See our simple instructions, and watch the short video on how to conduct the test.

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Watch How to Conduct the Test (2:06)

 

Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test

	thumbnail image of PDFUse this test to assess a patient's mobility. See our simple instructions, and watch the short video on how to conduct the test.

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Watch How to Conduct the Test (1:28)

 

Measuring Orthostatic Blood Pressure

	thumbnail image of PDFUse this tool to determine if a patient may have postural hypotension.

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Talking to Your Patients

Talking about Fall Prevention with Your Patients

	thumbnail image of PDFThis document can help health care providers comfortably talk about fall prevention with patients.

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Fall Risk Checklist

	thumbnail image of PDFThis checklist allows health care providers to summarize an older patient's fall risk.

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Fall Prevention Patient Referral Form

	thumbnail image of PDFUse this form to refer a patient to a specialist for gait and mobility problems or for other medical problems that may increase his or her risk of falling.

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Integrating Fall Prevention into Practice

	thumbnail image of PDFThis wall chart helps health care providers determine who in their practice will be responsible for conducting fall risk assessments, delivering interventions, and providing education to older patients.

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Recommended Programs Form

	thumbnail image of documentUse this form to recommend community programs to your older patients to increase their strength and balance. An example of such a program is Tai Chi.

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Fall Prevention Patient Referral Form

	thumbnail image of PDFUse this form to refer a patient to a specialist for gait and mobility problems or for other medical problems that may increase his or her risk of falling.

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Case Studies

Case Study 1

	thumbnail image of PDFMrs. Booker, a low-risk patient who has come in for a wellness visit.

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Case Study 2

	thumbnail image of PDFMr. Ying, a medium-risk patient who has been limiting his activities.

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Case Study 3

	thumbnail image of PDFMrs. White, a high-risk patient who had a recent fall.

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	Dont Fall Behind on Fall Prevention. www.cdc.gov Keep adults 65+ safe from falls with STEADI.

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