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STEADI - Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries

STEADI Materials for Health Care Providers

Make fall prevention part of your practice.

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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Stay Independent Brochure

thumbnail image of documentThis brochure offers a checklist that providers and patients can use to check for risk of falling.

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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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Fall Risk Checklist

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

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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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Use validated tests to assess your patients' falls risk factors.

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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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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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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Measuring Orthostatic Blood Pressure

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

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Get background information about falls.

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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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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Medications Linked to Falls

thumbnail image of PDFLearn how medication management can reduce falls.

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Read case studies featuring older patients at risk of falling.

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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Offer your patient a medical referral.

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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